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Law, Science and Society

Series edited by John Paterson, University of Aberdeen, UK and Julian Webb, University of Warwick, UK

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.

The primary aim of the series is thus to create a body of cutting-edge research and scholarship exploring the relationship between law, science and society from inter- and trans-disciplinary perspectives. The objectives of the series are:

• to advance mutual and reflexive knowledge, understanding and communication between the disciplines of law, and the social, pure and applied sciences

• to explore the epistemological contributions of new scientific thinking to an understanding of legal systems, theories and phenomena

• to develop innovative approaches to issues of regulating scientific and technological risk in the real world.
 

  1. Knowledge, Technology and Law

    Edited by Emilie Cloatre, Martyn Pickersgill

    Series: Law, Science and Society

    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...

    To Be Published September 18th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Regulation of Animal Health and Welfare

    Science, Law and Policy

    By John McEldowney, Wyn Grant, Graham Medley

    Series: Law, Science and Society

    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...

    Published September 4th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Uncertain Risks Regulated

    Edited by Ellen Vos, Michelle Everson

    Series: Law, Science and Society

    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...

    Published December 11th 2008 by Routledge-Cavendish

  4. Absent Environments

    Theorising Environmental Law and the City

    By Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos

    Series: Law, Science and Society

    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...

    Published June 27th 2007 by Routledge-Cavendish