Drones and the international legal order. Technology, strategy, and long chains of action

Título traducido de la contribución: Drones y el orden legal internacional. Tecnología, estrategia y largas cadenas de acción

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Este artículo propone que la creciente utilización de sistemas aéreos no tripulados y la rutinización de sus operaciones en guerras asimétricas representan parte de un cambio evolutivo en el ordenamiento espacial de la política global. Utilizando un marco heurístico basado en la teoría del actor-red, se argumenta que las prácticas de observación panóptica y ataques aéreos selectivos, carentes aún de justificación legal, contribuyen a una reterritorialización de los conflictos asimétricos. En virtud de un nuevo régimen normativo espacial, se construye una condición legal de inmadurez estatal que facilita el establecimiento de una zona de soberanía condicionada, sometida a la vigilancia aérea transnacional. Al mismo tiempo, este proceso no es resultado predeterminado de la nueva tecnología, ni efecto deliberado de decisiones políticas para las que los drones son solo instrumentos neutros. Antes que ello, la tecnología militar y las decisiones políticas forman parte importante de una larga cadena de acción que se ha desarrollado en las circunstancias específicas de intervenciones militares más recientes.
Idioma originalEnglish (US)
Páginas (desde-hasta)17-42
Número de páginas26
PublicaciónColombia Internacional
Volumen84
DOI
EstadoPublished - may 1 2015
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military engineering
military intervention
legal order
actor-network-theory
political decision
recourse
warfare
sovereignty
new technology
heuristics
regime
politics

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Resultado de la investigación: Contribución a RevistaArtículo

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