Scientists or soldiers? Career choice, ethics and the military

Author: Chris Langley

Published: January 2006

Pages : 8

Price : £1.50 (Free to SGR members and to students)

Publisher : Scientists for Global Responsibility

This briefing discusses military involvement with science and engineering, and how it can affect career choice in these fields. It outlines how the UK’s position as a major military power influences research, teaching, and development and deployment of new technologies, and discusses the related ethical issues. The briefing also gives tips on avoiding military work and describes opportunities in a range of alternative fields such as peace-building, disarmament, and cleaner energy technologies.

Briefing No. 6 in SGR's Ethical careers in science, design and technology series.

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