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The bureaucratization of war: moral challenges exemplified by the covert lethal drone

Adams, Richard; Barrie, Chris


This article interrogates the bureaucratization of war, incarnate in the covert lethal drone. Bureaucracies are criticized typically for their complexity, inefficiency, and inflexibility. This article is concerned with their moral indifference. It explores killing, which is so highly administered, so morally remote, and of such scale, that we acknowledge a covert lethal program. This is a bureaucratized program of assassination in contravention of critical human rights. In this article,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Ethics & Global Politics
DOI: 10.3402/egp.v6i4.21850
Access Rights: Open Access


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