Aygün, Burak Yakup
This thesis aims to provide an analysis of the effects of drone technology on the organization of the military and soldiery. Starting with the assumption that military organization is unique in terms of managing violence, concepts from the field of military sociology are used to explain organizational and professional patterns within the military. Under the topic of Institution/Occupation, Authority, Soldiery Types, and Warfare, different ideal types are discerned from the literature. In the light of these types, the organization of drone units and the profession of drone operators are analyzed. For this analysis, memoirs of drone operators and military documents are reviewed. We found that drone technology blurs traditional military values as well as changes authority relations by altering the flow of information. But also, it creates a new cyberspace in which soldiers have to develop new mental skills. Moreover, the same space raises the possibility of a bureaucratic warfare that has no spatial and temporal limits. All of these developments suggest important questions for the future of military affairs and their effects on the social.


Challenges of countering cyber terrorism in the hybrid war contexts
Tanrısever, Oktay Fırat (null; 2019-10-15)
This conference paper seeks to explore the characteristics of cyber terrorism and challenges of countering cyber terrorism in the hybrid war contexts. This conference paper also intends to highlight the difficulties of coping with the terrorist uses of the cyber space and social media when the perpetrators of cyber terrorist acts remain anonymous and the parties of hybrid warfare adhere to the principle of deniability constantly The conference paper puts forward the argument that the concept of cyber terror...
The role and impact of the United Nations in confronting international terrorism in the aftermath of September 11: prospects and challenges in the fight against global Jihadism
Kayalar, Derin; Bağcı, Hüseyin; Department of International Relations (2009)
The thesis reviews and assesses the role and impact of the United Nations (UN) in the fight against the recent wave of international terrorism, understood as global jihadism, with a view to developing an understanding and awareness of the Organization's relevance and distinct position in the global counter-terrorism campaign, while at the same time, providing insight as to how to best combat the phenomenon, through an analysis of the threat posed by al-Qaida and weighing the threat against the real and pote...
An analysis of developmental governmentality in the Cold War period
Bilgin, Başaran; Yeğenoğlu-Mutman, Meyda; Department of Sociology (2006)
This thesis tries to provide a modest contribution to the critical studies on the history of development by exploring Cold War development practices. It questions the role of these practices in constructing a new regime that was conducive to govern the relationship between the West and the Third World after the Second World War. It suggests that development practices were composed of techniques and rationalities that were designed to solve the urgent problem of governing populations without using sheer forc...
Fault Tree Analysis of a Fire Hazard of a Power Distribution Cabinet with Petri Nets
Pahsa, Alper; Bayazit, T. Arinc; Alat, Gokcen; Baykal, Buyurman (2010-10-13)
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A study on social and affective dimensions of the use of assisted reproduction technology (art) by women in Turkey
Üner, Özge; Akşit, Bahattin; Department of Science and Technology Policy Studies (2004)
This thesis aims to discuss the concept of Assisted Reproduction Technology and its social and affective impacts. Women will be at the center of this research as it has been thought that emotional stressors are mostly effective on them. In the present work, an investigation will be carried out among women who have used assisted reproduction technology methods and women who are able to reproduce and conceive أnaturallyؤ. The comparison of these two groups will illuminate problematical aspects of assisted rep...
Citation Formats
B. Y. Aygün, “THE EFFECT OF DRONE TECHNOLOGY ON MILITARY ORGANIZATION AND FORMS OF SOLDIERY,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2021.