From Dresden to Drones: The Ethics of War

Please note: this is archived course information from 2023 for POLITICS 773.


A focus on the ethical dimension of contemporary conflict, enabling students to critically assess debates about drone warfare, counterinsurgency and the politics of killing. Students will draw on a range of theorists, including Michel Foucault, Giorgio Agamben and Judith Butler, whilst looking at examples from Afghanistan, Israel-Palestine, Vietnam and Iraq.

For full course information see the Digital Course Outline for POLITICS 773.

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Availability 2023

Semester 1


Lecturer(s) Dr Thomas Gregory


POLITICS 773: 15 points