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Rights, Regulation, and the Technological Revolution$
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Roger Brownsword

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199276806

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276806.001.0001

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Seizing the Regulatory Opportunity: Code and Control

Seizing the Regulatory Opportunity: Code and Control

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(p.240) 9 Seizing the Regulatory Opportunity: Code and Control
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Rights, Regulation, and the Technological Revolution
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Roger Brownsword

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276806.003.0009

This chapter draws a contrast between two ideal-typical forms of regulation: the East Coast and the West Coast. It sketches a particular type of West Coast approach, ‘techno-regulation’. The chapter begins by discussing the nature of techno-regulation. It considers the objection that techno-regulation, even if it makes for safer societies, fails to respect the values of good governance, especially the values of transparency and accountability. It then turns to the deep objection that techno-regulation — by undermining notions of respect and responsibility — is corrosive of the conditions of moral community.

Keywords:   East Coast, West Coast, techno-regulation, moral community

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