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Published: 23 January 2020

352 Pages


ISBN: 9780190882143

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Power to the People

How Open Technological Innovation is Arming Tomorrow's Terrorists

Audrey Kurth Cronin

  • Explains a fundamental shift in patterns of innovation for lethal technologies, and what it means
  • Looks at individuals and private groups, not states, as the most significant trend redefining the future
  • Presents contemporary case studies and discussion of paradigm-shifting technology from the late 19th century and mid-20th century
  • Combines history, science and technology, political science, security and terrorism studies, with a deep understanding of US and international security policy
  • Considers why certain lethal technologies spread, which ones to focus on, and how individuals and private groups might adapt the latest off-the-shelf technologies for malevolent ends
  • Recommends a broad array of tactics and policies to contain and combat violent rogue actors worldwide