The International Library of Ethics, Law and Technology

The Growing Gap Between Emerging Technologies and Legal-Ethical Oversight

The Pacing Problem

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

  • 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
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About this book

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.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Governance and Technology Systems: The Challenge of Emerging Technologies

    Allenby, Braden R.

    Pages 3-18

  • The Growing Gap Between Emerging Technologies and the Law

    Marchant, Gary E.

    Pages 19-33

  • Ethical Challenges of Emerging Technologies

    Herkert, Joseph R.

    Pages 35-44

  • Public Policy on the Technological Frontier

    Rejeski, David

    Pages 47-59

  • Software Agents, Anticipatory Ethics, and Accountability

    Johnson, Deborah G.

    Pages 61-76

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Growing Gap Between Emerging Technologies and Legal-Ethical Oversight
Book Subtitle
The Pacing Problem
Editors
  • Gary E. Marchant
  • Braden R. Allenby
  • Joseph R. Herkert
Series Title
The International Library of Ethics, Law and Technology
Series Volume
7
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-1356-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-1356-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-1355-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3619-1
Series ISSN
1875-0044
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 212
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