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New Publication: Autonomous Weapons Systems, Artificial Intelligence, and the Problem of Meaningful Human Control

New Publication: Autonomous Weapons Systems, Artificial Intelligence, and the Problem of Meaningful Human Control

Elke Schwarz has a new article in a special issue of the Philosophical Journal of Conflict and Violence, dedicated to “Military Technology and Armed Forces”. The article concerns the (im)possibility of human control over AI-supported LAWS human-machine complex.

Doing IPS, PhD seminar series 2021/22: Call for papers Deadline 4 June 2021

Doing IPS, PhD seminar series 2021/22: Call for papers Deadline 4 June 2021

CfP for Doing IPS seminars on the following themes:
–Migration, mobility and borders/border management
Citizenship, sovereignty, and exception
–Resistance
–Surveillance
–Technology and STS (Science & Technology Studies)
–Racialisation, racism and coloniality
–Socio-legal studies and human rights
–Transnational sociology of expertise
–Innovations and interventions in critical theory and methodologies
–Ethnography and fieldwork methodologies

New Publication: EU democracy projection in the Southern Mediterranean a practice analysis

New Publication: EU democracy projection in the Southern Mediterranean a practice analysis

Sarah Wolff and Anna Khakee have a new article in Mediterranean Politics which argues that democracy projection by the EU varies according to the organisation’s perceived interest, its ideational commitment to norms of dialogue, the degree of institutional inertia, and dominant policy discourses.

New Research: Project Demed

New Research: Project Demed

In Project DEMED Ksenia Northmore-Ball and her research partners are developing a theoretical framework to capture citizen support for political projects and to trace autocratic and democratic indoctrination in 180 countries from 1900 to today.