Technology and Legal Systems
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2006 - 267 pages
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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The Nature of Law and Government
Technologys Effect on Legal Systems
The Nature of Constitutions and their Relationship with Technology
Changes in the Past
Changes in the Present
Technological Challenges to Law Property and Ethics
Lessons for the Future
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