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Symbolic legislation theory and developments in biolaw, Bart van Klink, Britta van Beers, Lonneke Poort, editors

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Symbolic legislation theory and developments in biolaw
Title
Symbolic legislation theory and developments in biolaw
Statement of responsibility
Bart van Klink, Britta van Beers, Lonneke Poort, editors
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This edited volume covers new ground by bringing together perspectives from symbolic legislation theory on the one hand, and from biolaw and bioethics on the other hand. Symbolic legislation has a bad name. It usually refers to instances of legislation which are ineffective and that serve other political and social goals than the goals officially stated. Recently, a more positive notion of symbolic legislation has emerged in legislative theory. From this perspective, symbolic legislation is regarded as a positive alternative to the more traditional, top-down legislative approach. The legislature no longer merely issues commands backed up with severe sanctions, as in instrumental legislation. Instead, lawmakers provide open and aspirational norms that are meant to change behavior not by means of threat, but indirectly, through debate and social interaction. Since the 1990s, biomedical developments have revived discussions on symbolic legislation. One of the reasons is that biomedical legislation touches on deep-rooted, symbolic-cultural representations of the biological aspects of human life. Moreover, as it is often impossible to reach consensus on these controversial questions, legislators have sought alternative ways to develop legal frameworks. Consequently, communicative and interactive approaches to legislation are prominent within the governance of medical biotechnology. The symbolic dimensions of biolaw are often overlooked. Yet, it is clear that the symbolic is at the heart of many legal-political debates on bioethical questions. Since the rise of biomedical technologies, human body materials have acquired a scientific, medical and even commercial value. These new approaches, which radically question existing legal symbolizations of the human body, raise the question whether and how the law should continue to reflect symbolic values and meanings. Moreover, how can we decide what these symbolic values are, given the fact that we live in a pluralistic society?"--
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Back cover
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Index
index present
LC call number
K579.B5
LC item number
S96 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1977-
  • 1979-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Klink, Bart van
  • Beers, Britta Chongkol van
  • Poort, Lonneke
Series statement
Legisprudence library, studies on the theory and practice of legislation
Series volume
volume 4
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Biomedical engineering
Label
Symbolic legislation theory and developments in biolaw, Bart van Klink, Britta van Beers, Lonneke Poort, editors
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Manufacture
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3. The
  • Emerging interactionist paradigm and the ideals of democracy and rule of law
  • Wibren van der Burg
  • 4.
  • How law matters : sociological reflections on the symbolic dimension of legislation
  • Rob Schwitters
  • 5. The
  • Tension between the functions of law : ending conflict vs. dynamics
  • Lonneke Poort
  • 6.
  • Preface: New challenges -- 1. Introduction:
  • Symbolic legislation and authority
  • Oliver W. Lembcke
  • 7.
  • On legal symbolism in symbolic legislation: a systems theoretical perspective
  • Jiří Přibáň
  • Part II.
  • Symbolic approaches to biolaw : biolaw as a symbolic order
  • 8. The
  • Law and the symbolic value of the body
  • Jonathan Herring
  • Symbolic dimensions of biolaw
  • 9.
  • Revisionist versus broad bioethics and biolaw
  • Herman De Dijn
  • 10.
  • Bioeconomy, moral friction and symbolic law
  • Klaus Hoeyer
  • 11.
  • From winged lions to frozen embryos, neomorts and human-animal cybrids : the functions of law in the symbolic mediation of biomedical hybrids
  • Britta van Beers
  • 12. The
  • Lonneke Poort, Britta van Beers, Bart van Klink
  • Symbolic meaning of legal subjectivity
  • Dorien Pessers
  • Part III.
  • Legislative strategies : regulating biomedical developments from a symbolic perspective.
  • 13. The
  • Natural, the informational, the claimable? Human body material in US and European patent law
  • Sigrid Sterckx, Julian Cockbain
  • 14.
  • Material uncertainty : nanomaterials, regulation and symbolic legislation
  • Robert G. Lee, Elen Stokes
  • Part I.
  • 15. The
  • Democratic legitimacy of interactive legislation of the European Union concerning human embryo research
  • Nicolle Zeegers
  • 16.
  • Changing expectations of experts : the symbolic role of ethics committees
  • Lonneke Poort, Bernice Bovenkerk
  • 17.
  • Law as a symbolic order : some concluding remarks
  • Britta van Beers, Bart van Klink, Lonneke Poort
  • Symbolic legislation : the symbolic quality of law
  • 2.
  • Symbolic legislation : an essentially political concept
  • Bart van Klink
Control code
945948796
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 301 pages
Isbn
9783319333632
Lccn
2016949409
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)945948796
Label
Symbolic legislation theory and developments in biolaw, Bart van Klink, Britta van Beers, Lonneke Poort, editors
Publication
Manufacture
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3. The
  • Emerging interactionist paradigm and the ideals of democracy and rule of law
  • Wibren van der Burg
  • 4.
  • How law matters : sociological reflections on the symbolic dimension of legislation
  • Rob Schwitters
  • 5. The
  • Tension between the functions of law : ending conflict vs. dynamics
  • Lonneke Poort
  • 6.
  • Preface: New challenges -- 1. Introduction:
  • Symbolic legislation and authority
  • Oliver W. Lembcke
  • 7.
  • On legal symbolism in symbolic legislation: a systems theoretical perspective
  • Jiří Přibáň
  • Part II.
  • Symbolic approaches to biolaw : biolaw as a symbolic order
  • 8. The
  • Law and the symbolic value of the body
  • Jonathan Herring
  • Symbolic dimensions of biolaw
  • 9.
  • Revisionist versus broad bioethics and biolaw
  • Herman De Dijn
  • 10.
  • Bioeconomy, moral friction and symbolic law
  • Klaus Hoeyer
  • 11.
  • From winged lions to frozen embryos, neomorts and human-animal cybrids : the functions of law in the symbolic mediation of biomedical hybrids
  • Britta van Beers
  • 12. The
  • Lonneke Poort, Britta van Beers, Bart van Klink
  • Symbolic meaning of legal subjectivity
  • Dorien Pessers
  • Part III.
  • Legislative strategies : regulating biomedical developments from a symbolic perspective.
  • 13. The
  • Natural, the informational, the claimable? Human body material in US and European patent law
  • Sigrid Sterckx, Julian Cockbain
  • 14.
  • Material uncertainty : nanomaterials, regulation and symbolic legislation
  • Robert G. Lee, Elen Stokes
  • Part I.
  • 15. The
  • Democratic legitimacy of interactive legislation of the European Union concerning human embryo research
  • Nicolle Zeegers
  • 16.
  • Changing expectations of experts : the symbolic role of ethics committees
  • Lonneke Poort, Bernice Bovenkerk
  • 17.
  • Law as a symbolic order : some concluding remarks
  • Britta van Beers, Bart van Klink, Lonneke Poort
  • Symbolic legislation : the symbolic quality of law
  • 2.
  • Symbolic legislation : an essentially political concept
  • Bart van Klink
Control code
945948796
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 301 pages
Isbn
9783319333632
Lccn
2016949409
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)945948796

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