Chapter 7. Bioterrorism and the Dual-Use Dilemma

  1. Seumas Miller

Published Online: 18 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444302837.ch7

Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism: Ethics and Liberal Democracy

Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism: Ethics and Liberal Democracy

How to Cite

Miller, S. (2008) Bioterrorism and the Dual-Use Dilemma, in Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism: Ethics and Liberal Democracy, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444302837.ch7

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 30 MAY 2008

Book Series:

  1. Blackwell Public Philosophy

Book Series Editors:

  1. Michael Boylan

Series Editor Information

  1. Marymount University, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405139427

Online ISBN: 9781444302837

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Keywords:

  • bioterrorism and dual-use dilemma;
  • Biological Weapons Convention (BWC);
  • experiments of concern and Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC);
  • dual-use research and ethical issues;
  • dual-use research results dissemination;
  • regulation of dual-use research;
  • independent authority;
  • morally justified one-off action and morally justified law or lawful institutional practice;
  • terrorists use of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) and ‘dual-use dilemma’

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Biological Weapons Convention

  • Experiments of Concern

  • Dual-Use Research: The Ethical Issues

  • Dissemination of Dual-Use Research Results

  • The Regulation of Dual-Use Research

  • An Independent Authority

  • Conclusion