Dehumanization of Warfare

Legal Implications of New Weapon Technologies

Editors: Heintschel von Heinegg, Wolff, Frau, Robert, Singer, Tassilo (Eds.)

  • Provides an overview of current discussion on autonomous weapons and cyberwarfare Offers a new approach that considers different new weapon technologies under the same legal rulesIncludes ethical and philosophical reasoning on new weapon technologies – a central part of the current discussionsOffers insights into the status quo in robotics and digital forensics, fostering a common understanding of the challenges of new weapon technologiesWritten by leading experts, which guarantees the high quality of the contributions

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About this book

This book addresses the technological evolution of modern warfare due to unmanned systems and the growing capacity for cyberwarfare. The increasing involvement of unmanned means and methods of warfare can lead to a total removal of humans from the navigation, command and decision-making processes in the control of unmanned systems, and as such away from participation in hostilities – the “dehumanization of warfare.” This raises the question of whether and how today’s law is suitable for governing the dehumanization of warfare effectively. Which rules are relevant? Do interpretations of relevant rules need to be reviewed or is further and adapted regulation necessary? Moreover, ethical reasoning and computer science developments also have to be taken into account in identifying problems. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach the book focuses primarily on international humanitarian law, with related ethics and computer science aspects included in the discussion and the analysis.

About the authors

Wolff Heintschel von Heinegg, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder, Germany

Robert Frau, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder, Germany

Tassilo Singer, University of Passau, Germany

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eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-67266-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: January 25, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-67264-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dehumanization of Warfare
Book Subtitle
Legal Implications of New Weapon Technologies
Editors
  • Wolff Heintschel von Heinegg
  • Robert Frau
  • Tassilo Singer
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-67266-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-67266-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-67264-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 233
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
Topics