First edition. - Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Book — xxvi, 278 pages ; 24 cm
Risk and international law / Mónika Ambrus, Rosemary Rayfuse, and Wouter Werner
Risk and the use of force / Nicholas Tsagourias
It could probably just as "well be otherwise" : imageries of cyberwar / Wouter Werner and Lianne Boer
Maritime security / Douglas Guilfoyle
International law and the exploration and use of outer space / Steven Freeland
The European Court of Human Rights as governor of risk / Mónika Ambrus
Imagining future people in biomedical law : From technological utopias to legal dystopias within the regulation of human genetic modification technologies / Britta van Beers
Prevention in international environmental law and the anticipation of risk(s) : a multifaceted norm / Leslie-Anne Duvic-Paoli
Conceptions of risk in an institutional context : deep seabed mining and the international seabed authority / Aline Jaeckel and Rosemary Rayfuse
Imagining unimaginable climate futures in international climate change law / Jacqueline Peel
Catastrophic climate change, precaution, and the risk/risk dilemma / Floor M. Fleurke
The assessment of environmental risks and the regulation of process and production methods (PPMs) in international trade law / Andreas R. Ziegler and David Sifonios
Risk, responsibility, and fairness in international investment law / Azernoosh Bazrafkan and Alexia Herwig.
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 happening in the present. Rather, these regimes seek to deal with futures about which we know very little or nothing at all; futures that are inherently uncertain and even potentially catastrophic; futures for which we need to find ways to identify, conceptualise, manage, and regulate risks the existence of which we can possibly only speculate about. This book explores how the future is imagined, articulated, and managed across the various fields of international law, including the use of force, maritime security, international economic and environmental law, and human rights. It investigates how the future is construed in these various areas; how the costs of risk, risk regulation, risk assessment, and risk management are distributed in international law; the effect of uncertain futures on the subjects of international law; and the way in which international law operates when faced with catastrophic or existential risk. (source: Nielsen Book Data)