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Thursday, 19 December 2013

New publication: BICC Bulletin 64

The BICC bulletin is a quarterly newsletter with a topical feature, a staff spotlight, project reports and notes. This bulletin's feature by Dr. Marc von Boemcken is entitled: “Security–Industrial Complexes” (Extract from “Peace Report 2013”)

Concerns with the production and use of surveillance software, biometric sensors and drone technology have so far been largely a matter for criminologists and human rights activists, who rightly draw attention to the dawn of an Orwellian era of control. But does the study of ‘civilian’ security technologies also belong on the agenda of peace research? To what extent do the production, proliferation and use of these technologies pose a veritable challenge to peaceful coexistence?

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BICC Bulletin 64 “Security–Industrial Complexes” (in English)