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Carbon Capture and Storage  

Richard Macrory

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Jul 2017
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Jan 2017
The capture and long-term storage of carbon dioxide from power plants and other industrial installations may prove a key technology in climate change abatement strategies. Regulatory ... More

Challenges from the Future of Human Enhancement  

Nicholas Agar

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Jul 2017
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Jan 2017
This chapter explores some challenges that arise in respect of the regulation of human enhancement. It opens by advocating a definitional pluralism that acknowledges the existence of many ... More

Citizenship and Technology  

Costica Dumbrava

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Aug 2017
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Sep 2017
Technological developments have complex, ambiguous and sometimes contradictory effects of on the institutions, norms and practices of citizenship. The chapter investigates the relationship ... More

The Common Good  

Donna Dickenson

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Jul 2017
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Mar 2017
In conventional thinking, the promise of scientific progress gives automatic and unquestioned legitimacy to any new development in biotechnology. It is the nearest thing we have in a ... More

Data Mining as Global Governance  

Fleur Johns

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Jul 2017
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Data mining technologies are increasingly prominent in development and aid initiatives in which context they may be understood to be doing work of global governance. This chapter explains ... More

Equality: Old Debates, New Technologies  

John McMillan and Jeanne Snelling

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Jul 2017
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Jan 2017
This chapter discusses the role that equality plays within liberal theory. We show how the concept of treating citizens as equals is integral to the legitimization of the state and its ... More

Human Dignity and the Ethics and Regulation of Technology  

Marcus Düwell

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Jul 2017
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Mar 2017
This chapter investigates how human dignity might be understood as a normative concept for the regulation of technologies. First, various distinctions that are relevant for the way human ... More

Human Rights and Information Technologies  

Giovanni Sartor

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Jul 2017
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Jan 2017
The social changes brought about by the deployment of information technologies are wide-ranging and fundamental. A human rights analysis of such technologically driven changes shows how ... More

Identity  

Thomas Baldwin

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Jul 2017
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Identity is a basic concept which concerns the way in which the world divides up at one time into different things which are then reidentified despite change over the course of time until ... More

Law, Regulation, and Technology: The Field, Frame, and Focal Questions  

Roger Brownsword, Eloise Scotford, and Karen Yeung

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Jul 2017
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Dec 2016
This chapter introduces law, regulation, and technology as a rapidly developing field of research. It offers a frame for an ambitious set of scholarly inquiries by suggesting three ... More

New Technologies, Old Attitudes, and Legislative Rigidity  

John Harris and David R. Lawrence

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Jul 2017
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Jan 2017
Two genetic technologies capable of making heritable changes to the human genome have revived interest in, and in some quarters a very familiar panic concerning, so-called germline ... More

Novel Foods and Risk Assessment in Europe: Separating Science from Society  

Robert Lee

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Jul 2017
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Mar 2017
In the 2015 revision of the EU Novel Foods Regulation, risk assessment processes remain separated from those of risk management in the regulation of novel foods. This chapter examines why ... More

Precaution in the Governance of Technology  

Andy Stirling

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Jul 2017
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May 2017
Strong political pressures mean that few issues in international governance of science and technology are more misunderstood than the precautionary principle. Often accused of being ... More

Race and the Law in the Genomic Age: A Problem for Equal Treatment Under the Law  

Robin Bradley Kar and John Lindo

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Jul 2017
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May 2017
Despite the ‘Age of Genomics’, many scholars who study race and the law resist biological insights into human psychology and behaviour. Contemporary developments make this resistance ... More

Regulating in the Face of Sociotechnical Change  

Lyria Bennett Moses

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Jul 2017
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Sep 2016
This chapter looks broadly at how lawyers and regulators should understand the relationship between regulation and changing technologies. It argues that instead of asking how we might ... More

Surveillance Theory and its Implications for Law  

Tjerk Timan, Maša Galič, and Bert-Jaap Koops

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Jul 2017
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Jan 2017
This chapter provides an overview of key surveillance theories and their implications for law and regulation. It presents three stages of theories that characterize changes in thinking ... More

Water, Energy, and Technology: The Legal Challenges of Interdependencies and Technological Limits  

Robin Kundis Craig

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Jul 2017
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Jan 2017
The water–energy nexus describes the reality that the provision of water always requires energy, while the production of most forms of energy requires significant amounts of water, ... More

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