Law, Science and Society

Series Editors:

Traditionally, the role of law has been to implement political decisions concerning the relationship between science and society. Increasingly, however, as our understanding of the complex dynamic between law, science and society deepens, this instrumental characterisation is seen to be inadequate, but as yet we have only a limited conception of what might take its place. In short, there is a need for new research and scholarship, and it is to that need that this series responds.

  • Biometrics, Crime and Security book cover

    Biometrics, Crime and Security

    By Marcus Smith, Monique Mann, Gregor Urbas

    This book addresses the use of biometrics – including fingerprint identification, DNA identification and facial recognition – in the criminal justice system: balancing the need to ensure society is protected from harms, such as crime and terrorism, while also preserving individual rights. It offers…

    Paperback – 2018-03-12 
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    Law, Science and Society

  • A Socio-Legal Study of Hacking: Breaking and Remaking Law and Technology book cover

    A Socio-Legal Study of Hacking

    Breaking and Remaking Law and Technology

    By Michael Anthony C. Dizon

    The relationship between hacking and the law has always been complex and conflict-ridden. This book examines the relations and interactions between hacking and the law with a view to understanding how hackers influence and are influenced by technology laws and policies. In our increasingly digital…

    Hardback – 2017-12-08 
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    Law, Science and Society

  • Gene Editing, Law, and the Environment: Life Beyond the Human book cover

    Gene Editing, Law, and the Environment

    Life Beyond the Human

    Edited by Irus Braverman

    Technologies like CRISPR and gene drives are ushering in a new era of genetic engineering, wherein the technical means to modify DNA are cheaper, faster, more accurate, more widely accessible, and with more far-reaching effects than ever before. These cutting-edge technologies raise legal, ethical,…

    Hardback – 2017-07-24
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    Law, Science and Society

  • Law and the Management of Disasters: The Challenge of Resilience book cover

    Law and the Management of Disasters

    The Challenge of Resilience

    Edited by Alexia Herwig, Marta Simoncini

    Disasters raise serious challenges for contemporary legal orders: they demand significant management, but usually amidst massive disruption to the normal functioning of state authority and society. When dealing with disasters, law has traditionally focused on contingency planning and recovery. More…

    Hardback – 2016-12-15
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    Law, Science and Society

  • Knowledge, Technology and Law book cover

    Knowledge, Technology and Law

    Edited by Emilie Cloatre, Martyn Pickersgill

    The relationships between knowledge, technologies, and legal processes are central to the constitution of contemporary societies. As such, they have come to provide the focus for a range of academic projects, across interdisciplinary legal studies and the social sciences. The domains of…

    Paperback – 2016-03-03
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    Law, Science and Society

  • The Regulation of Animal Health and Welfare: Science, Law and Policy book cover

    The Regulation of Animal Health and Welfare

    Science, Law and Policy

    By John McEldowney, Wyn Grant, Graham Medley

    The Regulation of Animal Health and Welfare draws on the research of scientists, lawyers, economists and political scientists to address the current and future regulatory problems posed by the issues of animal health and disease.  Recent events such as the outbreak of mad cow disease,…

    Paperback – 2015-06-09
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    Law, Science and Society

  • Uncertain Risks Regulated book cover

    Uncertain Risks Regulated

    Edited by Ellen Vos, Michelle Everson

    Uncertain Risks Regulated compares various models of risk regulation in order to understand how these systems shape the relationship between law and science, and how they attempt to overcome public distrust in science-based decision-making. The book contributes to…

    Paperback – 2012-05-15
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    Law, Science and Society

  • Absent Environments: Theorising Environmental Law and the City book cover

    Absent Environments

    Theorising Environmental Law and the City

    By Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos

    Offering a novel, transdisciplinary approach to environmental law, its principles, mechanics and context, as tested in its application to the urban environment, this book traces the conceptual and material absence of communication between the human and the natural and controversially includes such…

    Paperback – 2009-12-21
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    Law, Science and Society