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Risk and the Regulation of Uncertainty in International Law

Monika Ambrus, Rosemary Rayfuse, and Wouter Werner


Increasingly, international legal arrangements imagine future worlds, or create space for experts to articulate how the future can be conceptualized and managed. With the increased specialization of international law, a series of functional regimes and sub-regimes has emerged, each with their own imageries, vocabularies, expert knowledge and rules to translate our hopes and fears for the future into action in the present. At issue in the development of these regimes are not just competing predictions of the future based on what we know about what has happened in the past and what we know is ha ... More

Keywords: future imaginings, international law futures, precaution, anticipation studies, risk, uncertainty

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198795896
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198795896.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Monika Ambrus, editor
Senior Researcher, Institute of Legal Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Rosemary Rayfuse, editor
Professor, UNSW Australia; Conjoint Professor, Lund University

Wouter Werner, editor
Professor, VU University, Amsterdam

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