Non-lethal Weapons as Legitimizing Forces?: Technology, Politics, and the Management of Conflict
As mankind finds ever more impious ways to kill and maim, some look to non-lethal weapons as a fix. Brian Rappert discusses the technologies involved and the ethics of, for example blinding someone with a laser, leaving them blind forever, versus killing them outright.
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Examining Major Deployments
The Prospects for Prohibitions
CS Sprays in Britain
Gauging Electroshock Weapons
Humanitarian Interventions Humanitarian Tools?
Conclusions and Recommendations
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