Prescription drones: On the techno-biopolitical regimes of contemporary ‘ethical killing’

@article{Schwarz2016PrescriptionDO,
  title={Prescription drones: On the techno-biopolitical regimes of contemporary ‘ethical killing’},
  author={E. Schwarz},
  journal={Security Dialogue},
  year={2016},
  volume={47},
  pages={59 - 75}
}
  • E. Schwarz
  • Published 2016
  • Sociology
  • Security Dialogue
As military technologies progress at a pace that challenges human cognitive and reasoning capacities, it is becoming ever more difficult to appraise the ethics of their use. In this article, I argue that the contours of ethical killing are shaped and constrained by a medical discourse that has its basis in a deeper regime of techno-biopolitical expertise. Narratives and representations of drones as surgical, ethical and wise instruments for counter-terrorism activities rely not only on the… Expand

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