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dc.contributor.authorWhitman, Jim R.*
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-28T11:28:13Z
dc.date.available2014-04-28T11:28:13Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationWhitman, J. (2011) The arms control challenges of nanotechnology. Contemporary Security Policy, 32 (1), 99-115.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/6234
dc.description.abstractThe military potential of nanotechnology was anticipated by its proponents from the early stages of its development, and explicit programmes for this purpose are now well established. However, the impact of nanotechnology on arms control is very unlikely to be merely additive. Instead, it threatens to undermine the arms control paradigm, for reasons explored in this paper. These include the place of nanoscience and nanotechnology as the principal enablers of technological convergence; the extension from dual-use to multiple-use dilemmas arising from new materials and processes, and their integration into economic development and competitiveness; low entry-level infrastructural requirements (already a feature of biotechnology); and a blurring of the distinction between offensive arms and capabilities likely to be viewed as threatening.en
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13523260.2011.556848
dc.subjectREF 2014; Nanotechnology; Arms control; Military; Challenges
dc.titleThe arms control challenges of nanotechnology
dc.typeArticle


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