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Cyber warfare: connecting classical security theory to a new security domain

Strinde, Gabriel LU (2011) FKVK01 20111
Department of Political Science
Abstract (Swedish)
This paper examines how cyber warfare as a new empirical phenomenon can be understood and explained through the classical security theory of realism. As states begin to view cyberspace as part of their strategic interest, the main divisions of neorealism provide different explanations as to the intentions and interactions of states. The hypothesis of this paper is that realism is not enough to understand or explain the new empirical phenomenon of cyber warfare on its own. I conclude the paper by examining the strengths and weaknesses of realism core features, specific arguments provided by the main division within neorealism as well as arguing the main asymmetry to the concept of power produced by the introduction of cyber warfare into the... (More)
This paper examines how cyber warfare as a new empirical phenomenon can be understood and explained through the classical security theory of realism. As states begin to view cyberspace as part of their strategic interest, the main divisions of neorealism provide different explanations as to the intentions and interactions of states. The hypothesis of this paper is that realism is not enough to understand or explain the new empirical phenomenon of cyber warfare on its own. I conclude the paper by examining the strengths and weaknesses of realism core features, specific arguments provided by the main division within neorealism as well as arguing the main asymmetry to the concept of power produced by the introduction of cyber warfare into the security theory. (Less)
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author
Strinde, Gabriel LU
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course
FKVK01 20111
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type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
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cyber warfare, realism, state, internet, power, military capabilities
language
English
id
1970395
date added to LUP
2011-12-07 11:22:14
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  abstract     = {This paper examines how cyber warfare as a new empirical phenomenon can be understood and explained through the classical security theory of realism. As states begin to view cyberspace as part of their strategic interest, the main divisions of neorealism provide different explanations as to the intentions and interactions of states. The hypothesis of this paper is that realism is not enough to understand or explain the new empirical phenomenon of cyber warfare on its own. I conclude the paper by examining the strengths and weaknesses of realism core features, specific arguments provided by the main division within neorealism as well as arguing the main asymmetry to the concept of power produced by the introduction of cyber warfare into the security theory.},
  author       = {Strinde, Gabriel},
  keyword      = {cyber warfare,realism,state,internet,power,military capabilities},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Cyber warfare: connecting classical security theory to a new security domain},
  year         = {2011},
}