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By Brian Rappert

This publication takes ahead the prevailing kingdom of educational figuring out the place protection and expertise intersect. It assesses the demanding situations posed via rising medical and technological advancements for safety whereas realizing how perceptions of safety threats are themselves shaped with regards to conceptions of technological know-how and know-how.

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Science and technology was harnessed to create whole new classes of weapon systems with previously unimagined performance, accuracy and, lethality. Technological innovation was to have a profound impact on military doctrine and international relations. The most dramatic expression was to come with the development of the hydrogen bomb and the emergence of the doctrine of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD): the costs of direct conflict became so high that innovations had the effect of deterring large-scale aggression between the Superpowers.

Price, T The Chemical Weapons Taboo (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1997). 20. T. Moy, Wa W r Ma M chines (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2001): 7. 21. As argued, for instance, in M. Desch, ‘Culture Clash’ Internationa I l Security t 23(1) (1998): 141–170. 22. M. Neufeld, ‘Interpretation and the “Science” of International Relations’ Review off International Studies 19(1993): 39–61. 23. : 463. 24. See, B. Buzan and E. Herring, T The Arms Dynamic in World Politics (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1998) as well as Farrell, W Weapons Without a Cause, op cit.

31. B. Rappert, Controlling the Weapons off War: Politics, Persuasion and the Prohibition off Humanity (London: Routledge, 2006). I Intro duction 21 32. D. Kelves, ‘R&D and the Arms Race’, in E. Mendelsohn, M. R. Smith and P. Weingart (eds) Science, Technology gy and the Military r (London: Kluwer, 1998): 465–480. 33. C. Gray, House of Cards: Whyy Arms Control Must Fail (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1992). 34. T. Smith, ‘The New Law off War’ International Studies Quarterly 46 (2002): 355–374 and R.

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