Law: Book Series

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.

  • Law, Technology and Society

    Reimagining the Regulatory Environment, 1st Edition

    By Roger Brownsword

    This book considers the implications of the regulatory burden being borne increasingly by technological management rather than by rules of law. If crime is controlled, if human health and safety is secured, if the environment is protected, not by rules but by measures of technological management –…

    Paperback – 2019-02-28 
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  • Gene Editing, Law, and the Environment

    Life Beyond the Human, 1st Edition

    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,…

    Paperback – 2018-11-11
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  • Law, Technology and Dispute Resolution

    The Privatisation of Coercion, 1st Edition

    By Riikka Koulu

    The use of new information and communication technologies both inside the courts and in private online dispute resolution services is quickly changing everyday conflict management. However, the implications of the increasingly disruptive role of technology in dispute resolution remain largely…

    Hardback – 2018-10-09
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  • Complexity Theory and Law

    Mapping an Emergent Jurisprudence, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jamie Murray, Thomas Webb, Steven Wheatley

    This collection of essays explores the different ways the insights from complexity theory can be applied to law. Complexity theory – a variant of systems theory – views law as an emergent, complex, self-organising system comprised of an interactive network of actors and systems that operate with no…

    Hardback – 2018-07-31
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  • Law and the Management of Disasters

    The Challenge of Resilience, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-06-15
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  • Lie Detection and the Law

    Torture, Technology and Truth, 1st Edition

    By Andrew Balmer

    This book develops a sociological account of lie detection practices and uses this to think about lying more generally. Bringing together insights from sociology, social history, socio-legal studies and science and technology studies (STS), it explores how torture and technology have been used to…

    Hardback – 2018-05-29
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  • Biometrics, Crime and Security

    1st Edition

    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 – 2018-02-16
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  • A Socio-Legal Study of Hacking

    Breaking and Remaking Law and Technology, 1st Edition

    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 – 2017-12-05
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  • Knowledge, Technology and Law

    1st Edition

    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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  • The Regulation of Animal Health and Welfare

    Science, Law and Policy, 1st Edition

    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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  • Uncertain Risks Regulated

    1st Edition

    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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  • Absent Environments

    Theorising Environmental Law and the City, 1st Edition

    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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