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Biotechnology and International Security By David Malet

Biotechnology and International Security by David Malet

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This book contextualizes the militarization of biotechnology by examining its strategic uses throughout history, how genetic engineering has changed the nature of bioweapons, and its impact on warfare and security.

Biotechnology and International Security Summary

Biotechnology and International Security by David Malet

Research and development in the emerging fields of biotechnology, including human enhancement and direct-effect genetic weapons, may very well change the nature of war and international politics. This biotech revolution in military affairs will offer great advantages to the United States and other technologically advanced states, but raises many new questions about just war and bioethics. Biotechnology and International Security contextualizes the militarization of biotechnology by examining its strategic uses, the nature of bioweapons, and the overall impact on warfare and security. The book looks at the many emerging military applications of biotechnology and provides a nontechnical assessment of how a wide range of technologies are influencing war fighting, international balance of power, and homeland security. It offers a thorough introduction to bioweapons and biosecurity challenges, along with the resulting ethical and policy dilemmas.

About David Malet

David Malet is director of the security policy studies program of the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Preface: More than an Academic Interest Introduction: Biotechnology beyond Germ Warfare Chapter 1: A History of Biotechnology in Warfare Chapter 2: Securitizing Genetic Engineering Chapter 3: Twenty-first Century Military Biotechnology Chapter 4: Homeland Security, Human Security Chapter 5: Just Warfare and Bioethics Conclusion: The Modern Prometheus at War Bibliography Index

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NGR9781442268906
9781442268906
1442268905
Biotechnology and International Security by David Malet
New
Hardback
Rowman & Littlefield
2016-05-19
206
N/A
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