Drawing predominantly on the disciplines of history, philosophy and politics, this interdisciplinary studentship will investigate the politics and ethics of drone bombing in its historical context, comparing it with other forms of bombing (eg. area bombing, tactical bombing and suicide-bombing).
The project will interrogate the relationship between these different forms of bombing and historicise contemporary forms of conflict, as well as moral and political justifications thereof, drawing on appropriate theoretical and conceptual approaches to develop a philosophically informed analysis. This will be underpinned by an understanding of the historicities both of such analyses and of the technologies of bombing and their effects.
School: School of Humanities
Campus: Grand Parade, Brighton campus