The Political Economy of Robots

Prospects for Prosperity and Peace in the Automated 21st Century

  • Ryan Kiggins

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Ryan Kiggins
    Pages 1-16
  3. Ronald W. Cox, Michael Wartenbe
    Pages 17-40
  4. Daniel Skinner, Berkeley Franz
    Pages 81-100
  5. Sean Noah Walsh, Bryant William Sculos
    Pages 101-125
  6. Gregory Austin
    Pages 271-290
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 333-336

About this book


This collection examines implications of technological automation to global prosperity and peace. Focusing on robots, information communication technologies, and other automation technologies, it offers brief interventions that assess how automation may alter extant political, social, and economic institutions, norms, and practices that comprise the global political economy. In doing so, this collection deals directly with such issues as automated production, trade, war, state sanctioned robot violence, financial speculation, transnational crime, and policy decision making. This interdisciplinary volume will appeal to students, scholars and practitioners grappling with political, economic, and social problems that arise from rapid technological change that automates the prospects for human prosperity and peace. 


Automation International Relations Global politics Policy Commercial and military drones Autonomous robots Artificial intelligence Internet enabled devices Automated war Automated production Automated governance Automated terrorism Automated financial speculation Automated transnational crime Security

Editors and affiliations

  • Ryan Kiggins
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of Central OklahomaEdmondUSA

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