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The Growing Gap Between Emerging Technologies and Legal-Ethical Oversight

The Pacing Problem

Marchant, Gary E., Allenby, Braden R., Herkert, Joseph R. (Eds.)

2011, XXXII, 212 p.

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  • First book at address a major and growing problem with emerging technologies.
  •  Provides concrete suggestions for solutions in addition to documenting problem.
  •  Includes chapters from many of the leading experts in technology and regulatory policy
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.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Codes of Conduct - Emerging Technologies - Ethics - Governance - Law

Related subjects » Applied Ethics & Social Responsibility - Artificial Intelligence - Engineering - Epistemology & Philosophy of Science - Value Theory

Table of 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

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