Technology and Legal Systems

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2006 - Law - 267 pages
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The advent of the knowledge economy and society has made it increasingly necessary for law reformers and policy makers to take account of the effects of technology upon the law and upon legal and political processes. This book explores aspects of technology's relationship with law and government, and in particular the effects changing technology have had on constitutional structures and upon business. Part I examines the legal normative influence of constitutional structures and political theories. It focuses on the interrelationship between laws and legal procedure with technology and the effect technology can have on the legal environment. Part II discusses the relationship between government and technology both at the national and international level. The author argues that technology must be contextualized within a constitution...
 

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Contents

THE NATURE OF LAW AND TECHNOLOGY
1
The Response of Business to Changes in the Legal Environment
51
Technologys Effect on Legal Systems
63
THE RELATIONSHIP OF GOVERNMENT AND TECHNOLOGY
77
The Nature of Constitutions and their Relationship with Technology
109
Changes in the Past
127
Changes in the Present
151
Technological Challenges to Law Property and Ethics
193
Lessons for the Future
209
Bibliography
221
Index
261
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Noel Cox holds the position of Head of the Department of Law and Criminology at Aberystwyth University. He is responsible for academic and research leadership, and for the development of academic staff in the discipline area. The law discipline, part of a multidiscipline faculty, has an emphasis upon commercial law, and law within its economic, social and political context.

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