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Drone warfare, Fitness instructors

Sociological discussion programme, presented by Laurie Taylor. Laurie Taylor talks to the US philosopher, Laurie Calhoun, about her study of remote controlled killing.

Drone warfare: from soldiering to assassination? Laurie Taylor talks to the US philosopher, Laurie Calhoun, about her study of remote controlled killing. Has self defence become naked aggression in the Drone age. She argues that 'black ops' are now standard operating proceedure. Professor David Galbreath, Professor of International Security at the University of Bath, offers an alternative perspective.
Also, the precarity of personal trainers. Geraint Harvey, Senior Lecturer in Industrial Relations at the University of Birmingham, discusses a new study which claims that their working conditions represent a new form of hyper flexible and insecure work.

Producer: Jayne Egerton.

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28 minutes

RELATED LINKS

Geraint Harvey at the University of Birmingham 

Laurie Calhoun is a philosopher and cultural critic

Professor David Galbreath at the University of Bath

READING LIST 

Laurie Calhoun, We Kill Because We Can: From Soldiering to Assassination in the Drone Age (Zed Books, 2016)

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