Legal Futures, Regulatory Frames and Technological Fixes
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Regulating Technologies by Professor Roger Brownsword
Book DescriptionWhile it is a truism that emerging technologies present both opportunities for and challenges to their host communities, the legal community has only recently begun to consider their significance. On the one hand, emerging information, bio, nano, and neurotechnologies challenge policy-makers who aspire to put in place a regulatory environment that is legitimate, effective, and sustainable; on the other hand, these same technologies offer new opportunities as potentially powerful regulatory instruments. In this unique volume, a team of leading international scholars address many of the key difficulties surrounding the regulation of emerging technological targets as well as the implications of adopting technology as a regulatory tool. How should we rise to the challenge of regulating technologies? How are the regulatory lines to be drawn in the right places and how is the public to be properly engaged? How is precaution to be accommodated, and how can the law keep pace with technologies that develop ahead of the regulatory environment? How readily should we avail ourselves of the opportunity to use technology as a regulative strategy? How are we to understand these strategies and the challenges which they raise? To what extent do they give rise to similar policy problems accompanying more 'traditional' regulatory instruments or generate distinctive challenges? While the criminal justice system increasingly relies on technological assistance and the development of a 'surveillance society', is a regulatory regime that rules by technology compatible with rule of law values?
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841137889
(234mm x 156mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 3-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Professor Roger Brownsword
Cambridge Handbook of Human Dignity, Hardback (April 2014)
A multidisciplinary exploration of the concept of human dignity in relation to a range of questions, topics, contexts and cultures.
Law and the Technologies of the Twenty-First Century, Hardback (June 2012)
A clear and comprehensive introduction for students studying key regulatory challenges posed by technologies in the twenty-first century.
Foundations of European Private Law, Hardback (September 2011)
The papers in this volume represent the most comprehensive attempt so far to survey the state of the European codification project, its theoretical, political and federal foundations and the future prospects for enforcement and compliance.
Rights, Regulation and the Technological Revolution, Hardback (March 2008)» View all books by Professor Roger Brownsword
This book provides the first panoramic commentary on the dynamics of regulation in the face of what is arguably a twenty-first century technological revolution. It examines how rapid technological change has transformed the relationship between regulators and wider society, and analyses the major challenges facing regulation as new technologies continue to develop.
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Author Biography - Professor Roger Brownsword
Roger Brownsword and Karen Yeung are both Professors of Law at King's College, London.
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