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Rights, Regulation, and the Technological Revolution

ISBN13: 9780199276806
Published: March 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £68.00

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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?

Analysing 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.

Constitutional and Administrative Law, Intellectual Property Law
1. The Technologies of the Twenty-First Century: Regulatory Challenge and Regulatory Opportunity
Part One: Regulatory Challenge
2. The Challenge of Regulatory Legitimacy I
3. The Challenge of Regulatory Legitimacy II
4. The Challenge of Regulatory Legitimacy III
5. The Challenge of Regulatory Effectiveness
6. The Challenge of Regulatory Connection
7. The Challenge of Regulatory Cosmopolitanism
Part Two: Regulatory Opportunity
8. Genetic Databases and the First Signs of Regulatory Opportunity
9. Seizing the Regulatory Opportunity: Code and Control
10. Code and the Corrosion of Moral Community
11. Regulating Technologies: Challenge and Opportunity ;