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Drönarens etiska debatt: en analys av nyhetsartiklar
Swedish National Defence College.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Throughout the past 20 years use of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, have increased immensely. The US has since the beginning of the 21st century employed armed drones as their weapon of choice in the war on terror. As a result, a lot of questions concerning the ethical aspects of the drone has been raised. This thesis aims to clarify whether these aspects can be linked to the drone’s characteristics as unmanned, or if they’re rather connected to the tactics utilised by the Americans. Furthermore, the conclusions drawn from this can help countries like Sweden, understand if the use of armed drones would result in the same split in public opinion as in the US. The analysis shows, through a survey of US media, that the ethical debate mainly focuses on aspects linked to how drones are used by the US. Consequently, it seems plausible that the mere acquisition of armed drones by Sweden is not enough to launch a major debate about the ethics of unmanned aircraft.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 39 p.
Keyword [sv]
UAV, drönare, etik, media
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-6200OAI: diva2:941215
Subject / course
War Studies Thesis
Educational program
Officersprogrammet (OP)
Available from: 2016-08-18 Created: 2016-06-22 Last updated: 2016-08-18Bibliographically approved

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