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sábado, 31 de dezembro de 2011

European Journal of Law and Technology: Special Issue 'The Legal Regulation of Nanotechnologies'

The European Journal of Law and Technology (EJLT) is a REFEREED open access journal focusing on issues of law and technology in a European context.

EJLT was previously published as The Journal of Law, Information and Technology (JILT) which issues are available here.

VOL 2, NO 3 (2011)

Editorial HTML
Philip Leith, Abdul Paliwala 

Nano-technology special edition

In the term used by the less academic press, we have a 'bumper issue' in this current issue of the European Journal of Law and Technology. Joel D'Silva and Diana Bowman have secured the authoring services of no less than 27 experts in the field of the regulation of nano-technology, each looking at regulation from slightly different perspectives, giving us a rich overview of the field.
Sociologists and philosophers of science have for long been interested in how new technologies rise and how they are controlled by, or control their technological, social and political environment. Is technology a brute force which rampages across less effective technologies, or is it something which is amenable to societal control? It is clear that for many technologies the negative resultants are not that important - whether we have gas fridges or electric fridges, for example - but in a new field where the technology impinges upon environment and body, the dangers of an unregulated and damaging technology controlled only by the profit motive has more important consequences, perhaps a number of years down the line.
The EJLT is delighted to be the host to the work of these authors in this important field, and hopes that our open access route encourages debate and understanding beyond the confines of an academic audience. We are also delighted to have supported the not inconsiderable effort of D'Silva and Bowman in getting to this polished presentation of ideas.
Philip Leith, Editor
Abdul Paliwala, Founding Editor


Why the elephant in the room appears to be more than a nano-sized challenge
Joel D'Silva, Diana Meagan Bowman

Decision Ethics and Emergent Technologies: The Case of Nanotechnology
David Berube

Justice or Beneficence: What Regulatory Virtue for Nano-Governance?
Hailemichael Teshome Demissie

Regulating Nanoparticles: the Problem of Uncertainty
Roger Strand, Kamilla Lein Kjølberg

Complexities of labelling of nanoproducts on the consumer markets
Harald Throne-Holst, Arie Rip

Soft regulation and responsible nanotechnological development in the European Union: Regulating occupational health and safety in the Netherlands HTML PDF
Bärbel Dorbeck-Jung

Nanomaterials and the European Water Framework Directive
Steffen Foss Hansen, Anders Baun, Catherine Ganzleben

The Proposed Ban on Certain Nanomaterials for Electrical and Electronic Equipment in Europe and Its Global Security Implications: A Search for an Alternative Regulatory Approach HTML PDF
Hitoshi Nasu, Thomas Faunce

The Regulation of Nano-particles under the European Biocidal Products Directive: Challenges for Effective Civil Society Participation HTML PDF
Michael T Reinsborough, Gavin Sullivan

Value chains as a linking-pin framework for exploring governance and innovation in nano-involved sectors: illustrated for nanotechnologies and the food packaging sector HTML PDF
Douglas Robinson

Food and nano-food within the Chinese regulatory system: no need to have overregulation.Less physicality can produce more power. HTML PDF
Margherita Poto

Regulation and Governance of Nanotechnology in China: Regulatory Challenges and Effectiveness
Darryl Stuart Jarvis, Noah Richmond

How Resilient is India to Nanotechnology Risks? Examining Current Developments, Capacities and an Approach for Effective Risk Governance and Regulation HTML PDF
Shilpanjali Deshpande Sarma

Toward Safe and Sustainable Nanomaterials: Chemical Information Call-in to Manufacturers of Nanomaterials by California as a Case Study HTML PDF
William Ryan, Sho Takatori, Thomas Booze, Hai-Yong Kang

De minimis curat lex: New Zealand law and the challenge of the very small
Colin Gavaghan, Jennifer Moore

ISSN: 2042-115X