Drones in Society

Drones in Society

Author: Ron Bartsch

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781315409641

Category: Law

Page: 160

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The integration of drones into society has attracted unprecedented attention throughout the world. The change, for aviation, has been described as being equally as big as the arrival of the jet engine. This book examines the issues that surround this change, for our society and the legal frameworks that preserve our way of life. Drones in Society takes the uninitiated on a journey to understand the history of drones, the present day and the potential future in order to demystify the media hype. Written in an accessible style, Drones in Society will appeal to a broad range of interested readerships, among them students, safety regulators, government employees, airspace regulators, insurance brokers and underwriters, risk managers, lawyers, privacy groups and the Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) industry generally. In a world first, this book is a light and interesting read; being both relatable and memorable while discussing complex matters of privacy, international law and the challenges ahead for us all.

How Drones Will Impact Society

How Drones Will Impact Society

Author: John Hakala

Publisher:

ISBN: 1682824942

Category: Drone aircraft

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Examines the progress in drone technology looks at the science behind it, and discusses how it will shape our world in the future--

Political Thinking, Political Theory, and Civil Society

Political Thinking, Political Theory, and Civil Society

Author: Steven M DeLue

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317345534

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

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A comprehensive overview of the Western tradition of political thought that approaches concepts with the aim of helping readers develop their own political thinking and critical thinking skills. This text is uniquely organized around the theme of civil society — what is the nature of a civil society? why is it important? — that will engage students and help make the material relevant. Major thinkers discussed in the text are explored not only with the goal of understanding their views, but also with an interest in understanding the relationship of their ideas to the notion of a civil society. DeLue contends that a civil society is important for securing the way of life that most of us value and want to preserve, a way of life that allows people to live freely and place significance on their own lives.

A Nation of Speechifiers

A Nation of Speechifiers

Author: Carolyn Eastman

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226180212

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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In the decades after the American Revolution, inhabitants of the United States began to shape a new national identity. Telling the story of this messy yet formative process, Carolyn Eastman argues that ordinary men and women gave meaning to American nationhood and national belonging by first learning to imagine themselves as members of a shared public. She reveals that the creation of this American public—which only gradually developed nationalistic qualities—took place as men and women engaged with oratory and print media not only as readers and listeners but also as writers and speakers. Eastman paints vibrant portraits of the arenas where this engagement played out, from the schools that instructed children in elocution to the debating societies, newspapers, and presses through which different groups jostled to define themselves—sometimes against each other. Demonstrating the previously unrecognized extent to which nonelites participated in the formation of our ideas about politics, manners, and gender and race relations, A Nation of Speechifiers provides an unparalleled genealogy of early American identity.

Civil Drones in Society

Civil Drones in Society

Author: Philip Boucher

Publisher:

ISBN: 9279401173

Category:

Page: 48

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Remotely piloted aviation systems (RPAS) or 'drones' are well known for their military uses, but they could also be used for a range of civil applications for state, industrial, commercial and recreational purposes. Regulatory changes are underway which will allow their use in domestic airspace, with substantial functional and economic benefits predicted. The potential benefits of the civil drone sector for its military counterpart have also been recognised and nurtured, although concerns have been raised about European citizens rejecting civil drones because of their association with military drones, as well as some potentially controversial 'crossover' applications such as policing and border control. In this report, we consider this issue in detail, as well as other societal and ethics aspects the introduction of civil drones to European airspace.^Exploring policy developments, consultations and research projects in Europe and third countries, we offer a critique of certain aspects of the development strategy, grounded in the concept of Responsible Research and Innovation. In doing so, we do not rely upon critique of drone technologies per se, in their neither their civil nor military guises. Rather, we seek to inform the evolution of responsible and socially beneficial civil drone development strategies. First, we introduce civil drone technology and the main applications areas anticipated. Following this, in Section 2, we describe consultation and development in Europe, the USA and Canada, with particular reference to the management of any identified societal or ethics concerns. In Section 3, we consider three such aspects in more detail in a European context: privacy and data protection, law enforcement, and representations of the relationship between civil and military drones.^In Section 4 we present a discussion of what we understand about civil drones in European society, and in Section 5 we offer some recommendations along with and a brief description of further work.

Emerging Technologies for Battling Covid-19

Emerging Technologies for Battling Covid-19

Author: Fadi Al-Turjman

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030600396

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 359

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The book presents recent trends and solutions to help healthcare sectors and medical staff protect themselves and others and limit the spread of the COVID-19. The book also presents the problems and challenges researchers and academics face in tackling this monumental task. Topics include: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) or drones that can be used to detect infected people in different areas; robots used in fighting the COVID-19 by protecting workers and staff dealing with infected people; blockchain technology that secures sensitive transactions in strict confidentiality. With contributions from experts from around the world, this book aims to help those creating and honing technology to help with this global threat.

Islam and the West

Islam and the West

Author: Sadia Zulfiqar

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443879170

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 210

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Islam, like the West, is not a homogenous monolith. However, Islam is most commonly represented in the West in terms of suicide bombing, suppressed and veiled women, and internal and external conflict. These depictions of Islam suggest that the relationship between Islam and the West is, and has always been, one of hostility and hatred. However, this collection locates threads of connection and 'love' between Islam and the West, and argues that it is important to bring them to the forefront i ...

The Politics of Technology in Latin America (Volume 1)

The Politics of Technology in Latin America (Volume 1)

Author: Avery Plaw

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000317725

Category: Political Science

Page: 218

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This book analyses the arrival of emerging and traditional information and technology for public and economic use in Latin America. It focuses on the governmental, economic and security issues and the study of the complex relationship between citizens and government. The book is divided into three parts: • ‘Digital data and privacy, prospects and barriers’ centers on the debates among the right of privacy and the loss of intimacy in the Internet, • ‘Homeland security and human rights’ focuses on how novel technologies such as drones and autonomous weapons systems reconfigure the strategies of police authorities and organized crime, • ‘Labor Markets, digital media and emerging technologies’ emphasize the legal, economic and social perils and challenges caused by the increased presence of social media, blockchain-based applications, artificial intelligence and automation technologies in the Latin American economy. This first volume in a two volume set will be important reading for scholars and students of governance in Latin American, the protection of human rights and the use of technology to combat crime and the new advances of digital economy in the region.

Drones and Global Order

Drones and Global Order

Author: Paul Lushenko

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000528800

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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This book explores the implications of drone warfare for the legitimacy of global order. The literature on drone warfare has evolved from studying the proliferation of drones, to measuring their effectiveness, to exploring their legal, moral, and ethical impacts. These "three waves" of scholarship do not, however, address the implications of drone warfare for global order. This book fills the gap by contributing to a "fourth wave" of literature concerned with the trade-offs imposed by drone warfare for global order. The book draws on the "English School" of International Relations Theory, which is premised on the existence of a society of states bounded by common norms, values, and institutions, to argue that drone warfare imposes contradictions on the structural and normative pillars of global order. These consist of the structure of international society and diffusion of military capabilities, as well as the sovereign equality of states and laws of armed conflict. The book presents a typology of contradictions imposed by drone warfare within and across these axes that threaten the legitimacy of global order. This framework also suggests a confounding consequence of drone warfare that scholars have not hitherto explored rigorously: drone warfare can sometimes strengthen global order. The volume concludes by proposing a research agenda to reconcile the complex and often counter-intuitive impacts of drone warfare for global order. This book will be of considerable interest to students of security studies, global governance, and International Relations.