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Law and the Technologies of the Twenty-First Century Text and Materials

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ISBN-10: 0521186242

ISBN-13: 9780521186247

Edition: 2012

Authors: Roger Brownsword, Morag Goodwin

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Law and the Technologies of the Twenty-First Century provides a contextual account of the way in which law functions in a broader regulatory environment across different jurisdictions. It identifies and clearly structures the four key challenges that technology poses to regulatory efforts, distinguishing between technology as a regulatory target and tool, and guiding the reader through an emerging field that is subject to rapid change. By extensive use of examples and extracts from the texts and materials that form and shape the scholarly and public debates over technology regulation, it presents complex material in a stimulating and engaging manner. Co-authored by a leading scholar in the…    
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Book details

List price: $75.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/14/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 492
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

General Introduction:
Law and the technologies of the twenty-first century
The regulatory environment: UK Biobank, eBay, and Wikipedia
Four key regulatory challenges
Technology as a regulatory tool: DNA profiling and Marper
Regulatory Prudence and Precaution:
Regulatory prudence I: health, safety and environment, GM crops, nanoparticles, and sound science
Regulatory prudence II: precaution
Regulatory Legitimacy:
The legitimacy of the regulatory environment - the basic ideas
Key boundary-marking concepts
Human rights as boundary-markers
Understanding procedural legitimacy - the role of public participation in technology regulation
Regulatory Effectiveness:
Regulatory effectiveness I
Regulatory effectiveness II: failure by regulators
Regulatory effectiveness III: resistance by regulatees
Regulatory effectiveness IV: third-party interference and disruptive externalities
Regulatory Connection:
Regulatory connection I: getting connected
Regulatory connection II: disconnection and sustainability
Concluding Overview:
From law to code: the surveillance society and Marper revisited