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Scientists for Global Responsibility, UK-based organisation formed in 1992, affiliated to the International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility (INES)

Soldiers in the laboratory: Military involvement in science and technology - and some alternatives

> SGR, January 2005, 84pp (pdf) (...)

This report documents the power and influence of the military in the governance and direction of science, engineering and technology in the UK over the past twenty years, particularly with regards to research and development (R&D). It examines whether some reallocation of the resources that the military currently devotes to weapons-related Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) would contribute better to the goals of peace, social justice and environmental sustainability. Finally, it considers the argument that the concept of security can be more broadly defined, so as to include measures to forestall many of the pressing challenges facing the world today, such as climate change and a range of poverty-related issues.


date of on-line publication : 13 January 2006

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