The ethics of security research. An ethics framework for contemporary security studies
International Studies Perspectives
Oxford University Press (OUP) for International Studies Association
© The Author (2017). Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the International Studies Association. All rights reserved.
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This paper draws attention to the ethical issues accompanying empirical research on security, offering a framework for ethical assessment. Speaking to the various subfields and schools of applied security studies broadly conceived, we classify the many ethical issues specific to empirical research on security, conflict and political violence into researcher-related problems, subject-related problems and resultrelated problems, we evaluate their importance and variations, and highlight potential mitigation pathways. This effort brings together an existing but fragmented literature and builds upon the authors’ own experiences in several subfields and schools of “hands-on” research on security and political violence.
This is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from OUP via the DOI in this record.
Published online 2 August 2017