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Human Law and Computer Law: Comparative Perspectives

  • Mireille Hildebrandt
  • Jeanne Gaakeer

Part of the Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice book series (IUSGENT, volume 25)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Mireille Hildebrandt
    Pages 1-9
  3. Law and Code

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Mireille Hildebrandt
      Pages 13-22
    3. Mireille Hildebrandt
      Pages 23-45
    4. Bibi van den Berg, Ronald E. Leenes
      Pages 67-87
    5. Katja de Vries, Niels van Dijk
      Pages 89-121
  4. Law and Literature

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 195-202

About this book


The focus of this book is on the epistemological and hermeneutic implications of data science and artificial intelligence for democracy and the Rule of Law. How do the normative effects of automated decision systems or the interventions of robotic fellow ‘beings’ compare to the legal effect of written and unwritten law? To investigate these questions the book brings together two disciplinary perspectives rarely combined within the framework of one volume. One starts from the perspective of ‘code and law’ and the other develops from the domain of ‘law and literature’. Integrating original analyses of relevant novels or films, the authors discuss how computational technologies challenge traditional forms of legal thought and affect the regulation of human behavior. Thus, pertinent questions are raised about the theoretical assumptions underlying both scientific and legal practice. 


Autonomous Machines Codes Data Retention Directive Law, Code and the Writing New Frontiers of Legal Responsibility New Technologies and the Human Ruling out Law from Technology Scoping Techno-Regulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Mireille Hildebrandt
    • 1
  • Jeanne Gaakeer
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Computing and, Information Sciences (iCIS)Radboud University NijmegenNijmegenNetherlands
  2. 2., Department of JurisprudentieErasmus University RotterdamRotterdamNetherlands

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