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War Power, Police Power

Mark Neocleous

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748692361
eISBN:
9780748697205
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692361.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book is a critical exploration of the ways in which the war power and the police power are intertwined in the form of state violence and exercised in the fabrication of order. It is not a book ... More


Preventive Force: Drones, Targeted Killing, and the Transformation of Contemporary Warfare

Kerstin Fisk (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479857531
eISBN:
9781479880997
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479857531.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

More so than in the past, the US is now embracing the logic of preventive force: using military force to counter potential threats around the globe before they have fully materialized. From the war ... More


Akbar Ahmed

Jonathan Benthall and Jonathan Benthall

in Islamic Charities and Islamic Humanism in Troubled Times

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781784993085
eISBN:
9781526124005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993085.003.0016
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This Chapter was published as a guest editorial in Anthropology Today, 29: 4, August 2013, under the title “Foregrounding the Muslim tribal periphery”. This book is arguably the finest of Professor ... More


Predator Empire: Drone Warfare and Full Spectrum Dominance

Ian G. R. Shaw

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816694730
eISBN:
9781452955339
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694730.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This book explores the rise of the Predator Empire, the name for the contemporary “dronified” U.S. national security state. Moving from the Vietnam War to the “war on terror,” it investigates how ... More


Restricting the Preventive Use of Force: Drones, the Struggle against Non-State Actors, and Jus ad Vim

John Emery and Daniel R. Brunstetter

in Preventive Force: Drones, Targeted Killing, and the Transformation of Contemporary Warfare

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479857531
eISBN:
9781479880997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479857531.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

We suggest light can be shed on the moral dilemmas by looking at drones as a type of preventive force that lies in the undefined security space between acts of war and acts of law-enforcement, what ... More


Drones and Dirty Hands

Ben Jones and John M. Parrish

in Preventive Force: Drones, Targeted Killing, and the Transformation of Contemporary Warfare

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479857531
eISBN:
9781479880997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479857531.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The period known as the “War on Terror” has prompted a revival of interest in the idea of moral dilemmas and the problem of “dirty hands” in public life. Some contend that a policy of targeted ... More


Conclusions

Jennifer M. Ramos and Kerstin Fisk

in Preventive Force: Drones, Targeted Killing, and the Transformation of Contemporary Warfare

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479857531
eISBN:
9781479880997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479857531.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

In this chapter, we reassert that preventive force can be understood in terms of a continuum, where the scope and severity of preventive force may vary, but the basic logic remains the same: using ... More


Air Power As Police Power I

Mark Neocleous

in War Power, Police Power

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748692361
eISBN:
9780748697205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692361.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter is the first of two on air power. This chapter focuses on colonial bombing campaigns as an exercise of air power and examines the ways in which these campaigns were understood as police ... More


Air Power As Police Power II

Mark Neocleous

in War Power, Police Power

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748692361
eISBN:
9780748697205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692361.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Taking up the argument from the previous chapter concerning air power as police power, this chapter looks at no-fly zones as the perfect accompaniment for drones. The chapter takes a long historical ... More


Afghanistan, Drone Warfare, and the Kill List

Ryan C. Hendrickson

in Obama at War: Congress and the Imperial Presidency

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813160948
eISBN:
9780813165462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160948.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter examines two facets of Obama’s military choices in Afghanistan, including the two troop surges in Afghanistan in 2009 and the evolution of his drone-strike policies. It focuses on how ... More


Introduction: The Preventive Force Continuum

Kerstin Fisk and Jennifer M. Ramos

in Preventive Force: Drones, Targeted Killing, and the Transformation of Contemporary Warfare

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479857531
eISBN:
9781479880997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479857531.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter argues that preventive force is a security strategy defined along a continuum. While the scale of preventive force varies, the strategic aim is the same: to thwart the development of ... More


Why Drones Are Different

Stephan Sonnenberg

in Preventive Force: Drones, Targeted Killing, and the Transformation of Contemporary Warfare

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479857531
eISBN:
9781479880997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479857531.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

In September 2012, the author of this chapter co-authored a report documenting the inefficacy, unpopularity, and presumed illegality of the US drones program as it was carried out in northwest ... More


The Drone: It’s in the Way That You Use It

David Glazier

in Preventive Force: Drones, Targeted Killing, and the Transformation of Contemporary Warfare

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479857531
eISBN:
9781479880997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479857531.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Drones have many positive attributes, including the theoretical ability to distinguish between legitimate military targets and protected civilian persons and objects than piloted aircraft. But that ... More


Drones and the Law: Why We Do Not Need a New Legal Framework for Targeted Killing

Daphne Eviatar

in Preventive Force: Drones, Targeted Killing, and the Transformation of Contemporary Warfare

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479857531
eISBN:
9781479880997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479857531.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Is the United States’ secret use of drones to conduct so-called “targeted killings” outside the active war zone of Afghanistan legal? Although the war may not have easily definable geographic ... More


Studying Drones: The Low Quality Information Environment of Pakistan’s Tribal Areas

C. Christine Fair

in Preventive Force: Drones, Targeted Killing, and the Transformation of Contemporary Warfare

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479857531
eISBN:
9781479880997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479857531.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Much of the critique of the US drone program in Pakistan relies upon heroic assumptions about the program, who it targets and with what outcomes, and the degree to which the Pakistani government has ... More


The Contemporary Practice of Self-Defense: Evolving Toward the Use of Preemptive or Preventive Force?

Avery Plaw and João Franco Reis

in Preventive Force: Drones, Targeted Killing, and the Transformation of Contemporary Warfare

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479857531
eISBN:
9781479880997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479857531.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Preventive use of force by the United States over the last decade, most notably in Iraq and currently by means of armed drones operating far from conventional battlefields, is bound to have huge ... More


Sensorship: the seen unseen of drone warfare

Tom Holert

in Image Operations: Visual media and political conflict

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781526107213
eISBN:
9781526120984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526107213.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Contemporary warfare has been significantly transformed by the promotion and implementation of unmanned aerial vehicles (or drones) into global military operations. Networked remote sensory vision ... More


The Last Mile: Obama

Harold H. Bruff

in Untrodden Ground: How Presidents Interpret the Constitution

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226211107
eISBN:
9780226211244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226211244.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Barack Obama responded to the financial crisis by working with Congress and the Federal Reserve to stabilize the economy. He adjusted existing precedents about dealing with terrorists, setting new ... More


Introduction: Understanding Empire

Ian G. R. Shaw

in Predator Empire: Drone Warfare and Full Spectrum Dominance

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816694730
eISBN:
9781452955339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694730.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The introduction of Predator Empire presents an overview of the book, beginning by presenting the kinds of theoretical issues that are at stake together with a background on drone warfare.


The Long March to Human Enclosure

Ian G. R. Shaw

in Predator Empire: Drone Warfare and Full Spectrum Dominance

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816694730
eISBN:
9781452955339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694730.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The first chapter builds on the Introduction to explain the idea of “technological civilization,” and puts forward the idea of a “more-than-human geopolitics.” It then investigates the passage from ... More


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