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- DescriptionTechlogy is championed as the solution to modern security problems, but also blamed as their cause. This book assesses the way in which these two views collide in the debate over ballistic missile defence: a complex, costly and controversial system intended to defend the United States from nuclear missile attacks. Columba Peoples shows how, in the face of strong scientific and strategic critique, advocates of missile defence seek to justify its development by reference to broader culturally embedded perceptions of the promises and perils of techlogical development. Unpacking the assumptions behind the justification of missile defence initiatives, both past and present, this book illustrates how common-sense understandings of techlogy are combined and used to legitimate this controversial and costly defence programme. In doing so it engages fundamental debates over understandings of techlogical development, human agency and the relationship between techlogy and security.
- Author BiographyColumba Peoples is a Lecturer in International Relations in the Department of Politics at the University of Bristol. His research focuses on the question of technology and its impact on international relations and global security. He received the British International Studies Association Thesis Prize for International Studies in 2007, and has published widely in the fields of International Relations and Security Studies.
- Author(s)Columba Peoples
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication10/12/2009
- SubjectInternational Relations
- Series TitleCambridge Studies in International Relations
- Series Part/Volume NumberNo. 112
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Weight630 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine18 mm
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