Rights, Regulation and the Technological Revolution

Rights, Regulation and the Technological Revolution

5.0 1
by Roger Brownsword
     
 

Rights, Regulation and the Technological Revolution confronts a central question facing modern government - how can regulators respond to both the challenges and opportunities presented by a technologically-driven society without sacrificing legitimacy for effectiveness, or weakening the essential conditions of a stable, aspirant moral community?

Analyzing

…  See more details below

Overview

Rights, Regulation and the Technological Revolution confronts a central question facing modern government - how can regulators respond to both the challenges and opportunities presented by a technologically-driven society without sacrificing legitimacy for effectiveness, or weakening the essential conditions of a stable, aspirant moral community?

Analyzing developments across biotechnology, information and communications technology, nanotechnology and neurotechnology, the book explores the difficulties facing the public control of rapid technological change, focusing on the problems of regulatory effectiveness, connection, legitimacy and compliance. The book argues that as regulators struggle to find adequate frameworks to limit,license and support new technologies, they will increasingly rely on a technological approach to complement, enhance, and even replace traditional legal strategies.

The book breaks new ground by offering the first overarching commentary on the relationship between regulators, industry, and wider society as the new technologies of the twenty-first century achieve an ever-greater penetration in our daily lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199276806
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
05/11/2008
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Roger Brownsword is Director of TELOS (a newly created research centre focusing on technology, ethics, law and society) and Professor of Law at King's College London. He also maintains a long-standing link with the University of Sheffield as an Honorary Professor in Law.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Rights, Regulation and the Technological Revolution 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Clearly not for the faint-hearted reader and researcher, this is an excellent survey on the central question facing modern government: regulation in all its appalling forms. Brownsword has written a first class thesis for those reading for a post-graduate degree and who wish to take the 'regulatory challenge' forced on us by the UK Parliament (amongst others). It is an ideal work for the international law and philosophy student with its four issues of regulatory opportunity in the final part of the work. Great on detail throughout with high intellectual value and useful for the insomniac.