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Remote warfare – buzzword or buzzkill?

Biegon, R., Rauta, V. and Watts, T. F. A. (2021) Remote warfare – buzzword or buzzkill? Defence Studies, 21 (4). pp. 427-446. ISSN 1743-9698

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1080/14702436.2021.1994396


The debates around remote warfare have grown significantly over the last decade, leading to the term acquiring a certain buzz in the media, think-tank, and policy discourse. The lack of any serious attempt to reflect and take stock of this body of scholarship informs the scope of this special issue, in general, and of this article in particular. This paper addresses this former gap and, in doing so, serves a threefold purpose. First, to provide a state-of-the-art review of this emerging debate. Second, to both categorise what properties make a buzzword and to make the case for why existing remote warfare scholarship should be approached in this way. Third, to introduce how the various contributions to this special issue extend the debate’s conceptual, theoretical, and empirical parameters.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Politics, Economics and International Relations > Politics and International Relations
ID Code:101225
Publisher:Taylor and Francis


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