Risk and the Regulation of Uncertainty in International Law by Monika AmbrusRisk and the Regulation of Uncertainty in International Law by Monika Ambrus

Risk and the Regulation of Uncertainty in International Law

EditorMonika Ambrus, Rosemary Rayfuse, Wouter Werner

Hardcover | May 20, 2017

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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 theirown 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 weknow 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 risksthe 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.
Monika Ambrus is senior researcher at the Institute of Legal Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences. She was previously an Assistant Professor at the University of Groningen and Lecturer at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, where she obtained her PhD in 2010 focusing on European anti-discrimination law. Her current research interests ...
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Title:Risk and the Regulation of Uncertainty in International LawFormat:HardcoverDimensions:270 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0 inPublished:May 20, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198795890

ISBN - 13:9780198795896

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Table of Contents

1. Monika Ambrus, Rosemary Rayfuse, and Wouter Werner: IntroductionPart I: Risk in Relation to Security/Use of Force2. Nicholas Tsagourias: Risk and the Use of Force3. Lianne Boer and Wouter Werner: 'It Could Probably Just as Well be Otherwise': Imageries of cyberwar4. Douglas Guilfoyle: Maritime Security and Risk5. Steven Freeland: Risk, Uncertainty and the International Legal Regulation of Outer SpacePart II: Risk in Human Rights and Health Law6. Monika Ambrus: The Role of the European Court of Human Rights in Governing Risk7. Britta Van Beers: The Future Child: Risk and the Regulation of Biomedical TechnologiesPart III: Risk in International Environmental Law8. Leslie-Anne Duvic-Paoli: Conceptualising Environmental Risk(s): The Expression of the Obligation of Prevention in International Environmental Law9. Aline Jaeckel and Rosemary Rayfuse: Conceptions of Risk in an Institutional Context: Deep Seabed Mining and the International Seabed Authority10. Jaqueline Peel: Imagining Unimaginable Climate Futures in International Climate Change Law11. Floor Fleurke: Catastrophic Climate Change, Precaution, and the Risk/Risk DilemmaPart IV: Risk in International Economic Law12. Andreas Ziegler and David Sifonios: The Assessment of Environmental Risk and the Regulation of Process and Production Methods (PPMs) in International Trade Law13. Ms Azernoosh Bazrafkan and Alexia Herwig: Risk and Responsibility in International Investment Law