This page contains a list of my publications. When possible I have provided full-text copies for download or links to full-text copies elsewhere on the Net.
Nonlinear Science and Warfare: Chaos, Complexity, and the United States Military in the Information Age, London: Routledge, 2014.
Marouf Hasian, Jr., Sean Lawson, and Megan D. McFarlane, The Rhetorical Invention of America’s National Security State, Lexington Books, 2015.
Peer Reviewed Essays
“Bringing ‘Cyber’ Back into Cyberwar Discourse,” Georgetown Journal of International Affairs. (Fall 2015), pgs. 212-222.
Cynthia Love, Sean Lawson, and Avery Holton, (Winter 2014) “News from Above: First Amendment Implications of the Federal Aviation Administration Ban on Commercial Drones,” Boston University Journal of Science & Technology Law.
Avery Holton, Sean Lawson, and Cynthia Love (December 2014), “Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Opportunities, Barriers, and the Future of ‘Drone Journalism,’” Journalism Practice. OnlineFirst. (Abstract).
Kevin DeLuca, Sean Lawson, Ye Sun, “Occupy Wall Street on the Public Screens of Social Media: The Many Framings of the Birth of a Protest Movement,” Communication, Culture & Critique. 5(4) (2012) (Abstract).
“The U.S. Military’s Social Media Civil War: Technology as Antagonism in Discourses of Information-Age Conflict,” Cambridge Review of International Affairs. 27(2) 2014. (Abstract).
“Putting the ‘War’ in Cyber War: Metaphor, Analogy, and Cyber Security Discourse in the United States,” First Monday. 17(7) 2012. (Full text)
“Motivating Cybersecurity: Assessing the Status of Critical Infrastructure as an Object of Cyber Threats,” in Securing Critical Infrastructures and Industrial Control Systems: Approaches for Threat Protection, Badii, Atta and Laing, Christopher (eds.) (Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 2013). (Book)
“Beyond Cyber-Doom: Assessing the Limits of Hypothetical Scenarios in the Framing of Cyber-Threats,” Journal of Information Technology & Politics (forthcoming).
“Articulation, Antagonism, and Intercalation in Western Military Imaginaries,” Security Dialogue 42, 1 (2011): 39-56. (Abstract)
“Surfing on the Edge of Chaos: Nonlinear Science and the Emergence of a Doctrine of Preventive War in the United States,” Social Studies of Science 41, 4 (2011): 563-584. (Abstract)
“Cold War Systems Science and the Emergence of a Nonlinear View of War in the U.S. Military,” Cold War History 11, 3 (2011): 421-440. (Abstract)
Marouf Hasian and Sean Lawson, (forthcoming) “The Syrian Rebellion and the ‘First Social Media War’” in Dee, J. (ed) From Tahrir Square to Gezi Park: Social Networks as Facilitators of Social Movements, New York: Peter Lang.
Kevin DeLuca and Sean Lawson, (2014) “Occupy Wall Street and Social Media News Sharing in the Wake of Institutional Journalism,” pgs. 361-375 in Allan, S. and Thorsen, E. (eds), Citizen Journalism: Global Perspectives, Volume II, New York: Peter Lang.
“Motivating Cybersecurity: Assessing the Status of Critical Infrastructure as an Object of Cyber Threats,” in Laing, C., Badii, A. and Vickers, P. (eds) Securing Critical Infrastructures and Critical Control Systems: Approaches for Threat Protection, pp. 168-89. 2013.
“Beyond Cyber-Doom: Cyberattack Scenarios and the Evidence of History,” in Cyber Warfare: Critical Perspectives, Paul Ducheine, Frans Osinga, and Joseph Soeters (eds.) (The Hague, The Netherlands: Asser Press, forthcoming): 276-307. (Buy the book)
“A Review of Gameplay Mode: War, Simulation, and Technoculture,” by Patrick Crogan, IEEE Annals of the History of Computing. 34(3). 2012.
“A Review of Science, Strategy and War: The Strategic Theory of John Boyd,” by Frans P. B. Osinga, Emergence, Vol. , No. 1 (2007): 225-227. (Full text)
“Water Scarcity, Politics, and Conflict in the Middle East,” Arab Studies Journal (Fall 2000/Spring 2001): 187-195. (Full-text not available)
Cynthia Love, Sean Lawson, and Avery Holton, (September 2014) “News from Above: First Amendment Implications of the Federal Aviation Administration Ban on Commercial Drones,” Mercatus Working Paper. Mercatus Center, George Mason University. 2014. (Full text).
“Beyond Cyber-Doom: Cyberattack Scenarios and the Evidence of History. Mercatus Center Working Paper, No. 10-77 (January 2011). (Full text)
“Cyber-Intifada Resource Guide: A Resource for Tracking the Intifada in Cyberspace,” The Arab Information Project (Georgetown University, Spring 2001); formerly (but no longer) available from http://www.georgetown.edu/research/arabtech/innovations.htm.
Co-author with Tim Ballard, Jason Pate, Gary Ackerman, and Diana McCauley, “Chronology of Aum Shinrikyo’s CBW Activities,” Center for Nonproliferation Studies Reports (Monterey: Monterey Institute of International Studies, 2001).
Entries for Weapons of Mass Destruction: An Encyclopedia of Worldwide Policy Technology, and History, Eric A. Croddy, James J. Wirtz, and Jeffrey A. Larsen (Eds) (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, December 2004). Including:
- “Cuban Missile Crisis”
- “Enola Gay”
- “On the Beach”
- “Osama bin Laden”
“Info@War.Mil: Nonlinear Science and the Emergence of Information Age Warfare in the United States Military,” Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Science and Technology Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2008. (Full text)