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Global Governance and Twenty-first Century Technology

  • Jim Whitman
Part of the New Security Challenges Series book series (NSECH)

Abstract

All technologies entail risks of varying kinds and degrees; and all systems created or adapted for the regulation of technology are minimally concerned with reducing risk to what is deemed an acceptable maximum, even if that is essentially a calculated balance against real or expected benefits.1 There is nothing new in this: many basic considerations (most notably public safety) that attended once-novel technologies are as pertinent for nuclear power stations as they were for steam trains. Similarly, large-scale social disruptions arising from or amplified by technological advances are hardly a late arrival, even in respect of globalisation.2

Keywords

Global Governance Global Public Good Global Civil Society Ozone Layer Depletion Wilful Ignorance 
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