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The Growing Gap Between Emerging Technologies and Legal-Ethical Oversight

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Edited by: Gary E. Marchant, Braden R. Allenby, Joseph R. Herkert

ISBN13: 9789400736191
Published: July 2013
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Paperback
Price: £135.00



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At the same time that the pace of science and technology has greatly accelerated in recent decades, our legal and ethical oversight mechanisms have become bogged down and slower. This book addresses the growing gap between the pace of science and technology and the lagging responsiveness of legal and ethical oversight society relies on to govern emerging technologies. Whether it be biotechnology, genetic testing, nanotechnology, synthetic biology, computer privacy, autonomous robotics, or any of the other many emerging technologies, new approaches are needed to ensure appropriate and timely regulatory responses. This book documents the problem and offers a toolbox of potential regulatory and governance approaches that might be used to ensure more responsive oversight.

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Subjects:
Jurisprudence
Contents:
Part I: The "Pacing Problem"
1. Governance and Technology Systems: The Challenge of Emerging Technologies Braden R. Allenby, Arizona State University
2. The Growing Gap Between Emerging Technologies and the Law Gary E. Marchant, Arizona State University
3. Ethical Challenges of Emerging Technologies Joseph R. Herkert, Arizona State University

Part II: Oversight Dynamics for Emerging Technologies
4. Public Policy on the Technological Frontier David Rejeski, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
5. Software Agents, Anticipatory Ethics, and Accountability Deborah G. Johnson, University of Virginia
6. Sui Generis Rules Lyria Bennett Moses, University of New South Wales
7. Anticipatory Governance of Emerging Technologies Daniel Sarewitz, Arizona State University

Part III: A Toolbox of Solutions
8. Pacing Science and Technology with Codes of Conduct: Rethinking What Works Brian Rappert, University of Exeter
9. An International Framework Agreement on Scientific and Technological Innovation and Regulation Kenneth W. Abbott, Arizona State University
10. Principles-Based Regulation and Emerging Technology Ruth Carter & Gary Marchant, Arizona State University
11. Administrative Law Tools for More Adaptive and Responsive Regulation Lyn Gaudet & Gary Marchant, Arizona State University
12. Voluntary Programs Kathleen Waugh & Gary Marchant, Arizona State University Conclusion: Gary Marchant, Arizona State University