Liability and Controlling Technological Risks. Ethical and Decision Theoretical Foundations

  • Henk Zandvoort
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This paper contains a formulation of the ethical and decision theoretical requirements that must be imposed upon legal liability in view of responsible and coherent decision making and management regarding the risks of technology. These requirements are compared with actual and historical liability law, and with the law and economics approach to liability. A description is given of how these requirements serve as a framework for a comparative and evaluative research project on the regulation and liability legislation governing energy production and consumption.


Decision Theory Limited Liability Social Progress Strict Liability Default Rule 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Henk Zandvoort
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  1. 1.Faculty of Technology, Policy and ManagementDelft University of TechnologyGA DelftThe Netherlands

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