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Emerging Technologies: Ethics, Law and Governance

Edited by: Wendel Wallach, Gary E. Marchant

ISBN13: 9781472428448
Published: October 2016
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £200.00



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Emerging technologies present a challenging but fascinating set of ethical, legal and regulatory issues.

The articles selected for this volume provide a broad overview of the most influential historical and current thinking in this area and show that existing frameworks are often inadequate to address new technologies - such as biotechnology, nanotechnology, synthetic biology and robotics - and innovative new models are needed.

This collection brings together invaluable, innovative and often complementary approaches for overcoming the unique challenges of emerging technology ethics and governance.

Contents:
Introduction, Gary E. Marchant and Wendell Wallach.

Part I Foundations: Do artifacts have politics?, Langdon Winner
Introduction of new technology: making use of recent insights from sociology and economics of technology, Arie Rip
Why the future doesn't need us, Bill Joy
A response to Bill Joy and the doom-and-gloom technofuturists, John Seely Brown and Paul Duguid.

Part II Ethics and Public Policy: The industrial ecology of emerging technologies, Braden Allenby
The ethics of synthetic biology: guiding principles for emerging technologies, Amy Gutmann
Integrating social and ethical concerns into regulatory decision-making for emerging technologies, Gary Marchant, Ann Meyer and Megan Scanlon
Responsible research and innovation: from science in society to science for society, with society, Richard Owen, Phil Macnaghten and Jack Stilgoe
Discussion paper: responsible innovation, the art and craft of anticipation, Alfred Nordmann.

Part III Public Perception and Participation: Perception of risk, Paul Slovic
Unruly technology: practical rules, impractical discourses and public understanding, Brian Wynne
Technologies of humility: citizen participation in governing science, Sheila Jasanoff
Libertarian paternalism, Richard H. Thaler and Cass Sunstein
Public perceptions about nanotechnology: risks, benefits and trust, Michael J. Cobb and Jane Macoubrie.

Part IV Risk Assessment and the Precautionary Principle: Dimensions of the precautionary principle, Per Sandin
Real-time technology assessment, David H. Guston and Daniel Sarewitz
An integrated approach to oversight assessment for emerging technologies, Jennifer Kuzma et al.
Risk, precaution, and emerging technologies, Fritz Allhoff.

Part V Regulation: Why have a theory of law and technological change?, Lyria Bennett Moses
Nanotechnology and the need for risk governance, Ortwin Renn and Mihail C. Roco
Regulating emerging technologies, Gregory N. Mandel
Recommendations for oversight of nanobiotechnology: dynamic oversight for complex and convergent technology, Gurumurthy Ramachandran et al.
The enduring embrace: the regulatory ancien regime and governance of nanomaterials in the U.S., Christopher Bosso
Designing oversight for nanomedicine research in human subjects: systematic analysis of exceptional oversight for emerging technologies, S.M. Wolf and C.M. Jones.

Part VI Coordination: Gene regime, Francis Fukuyama
Possibilities for global governance of converging technologies, Mihail C. Roco
Counting on codes: an examination of transnational codes as a regulatory governance mechanism for nanotechnologies, Diana M. Bowman and Graeme A. Hodge
Governing the governance of emerging technologies, Gary E. Marchant and Wendell Wallach.

Index.