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Predator Empire: Drone Warfare and Full Spectrum Dominance

Ian G. R. Shaw


This book explores the rise of the Predator Empire, the name for the contemporary “dronified” U.S. national security state. Moving from the Vietnam War to the “war on terror,” it investigates how changes in military strategy, domestic policing, and state surveillance have come together to enclose the planet in a robotic system of control. It argues that we are witnessing a transition from a labor-intensive “American empire” to a machine-intensive Predator Empire. Following philosophers such as Hannah Arendt and Peter Sloterdijk, the book argues that the nonhuman environment directly influences ... More

Keywords: Drones, Warfare, International relations, Geography, Philosophy, Violence, Surveillance, War on terror, U.S., Vietnam

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780816694730
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816694730.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ian G. R. Shaw, author
University of Glasgow