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Patricia Popelier
Professor at the University of Antwerp, Post-Doctoral Researcher for FWO-Flanders (Fund for Scientific Research).
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Access_open When regulators mean business

Regulation in the shadow of environmental Armageddon

Journal Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy, Issue 1 2011
Keywords ecological catastrophe, regulatory legitimacy, regulatory effectiveness, geo-engineering
Authors Han Somsen
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    This article considers the question how knowledge of an impending ecological catastrophe is likely to impact on regulatory legitimacy and regulatory effectiveness. If the ultimate aim to safeguard meaningful human life on earth is in acute danger, this is likely to translate into zero tolerance towards non-compliance with environmental rules designed to avert catastrophe. This, in turn, will persuade regulators to employ normative technologies that do not engage with the moral reason of regulatees at all, but leave no option but to comply. In addition, regulators may turn to panoptic surveillance techniques that allow no breaches of rules to remain undetected. Finally, it is argued that if and to the extent that impending ecological catastrophe marks the end of maintaining the status quo as a plausible policy goal, regulators will be more sympathetic towards potentially apocalyptic technologies that carry greater promise for future gain than otherwise would be the case.


Han Somsen
Han Somsen is Professor of Regulation & Technology at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society, and Dean of Research of Tilburg Law School.
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Onafhankelijke referendumcommissies: kenmerkend voor de Nederlandse consensusdemocratie

Journal Res Publica, Issue 1 2009
Keywords referendum, independent referendum body, consensus democracy, local politics
Authors Philip van Praag
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    Since the nineties of the last century, there has been a modest rise of local referendums in the Netherlands. This article describes the important role played by independent local referendum committees, one of the most remarkable characteristics of the recent Dutch referendum experience. Their task is among others to advice about the wording of the question, to supervise the organisation of the referendum and the campaign and to handle complaints. The need to use an independent body to support the referendum process is missing in countries as Switzerland and the United States. The lack of referendum experience and the lack of confidence in Dutch local authorities forced them to introduce independent local referendum bodies. The role of these institutions fits in the traditions of the Dutch consensus democracy to engage experts to depoliticise delicate political problems.


Philip van Praag
Philip van Praag (°1949) is universitair hoofddocent politicologie aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam. Hij houdt zich voornamelijk bezig met politieke partijen, verkiezingscampagnes, politieke communicatie en referenda.
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Access_open Het voorzorgbeginsel: over ideologie en onzekerheid

Journal Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy, Issue 3 2008
Keywords voorzorgsbeginsel, schade, risico, milieubescherming, milieurecht, bedreiging, idee, noodzakelijkheid, pleidooi
Authors R. Pieterman and T. Arnoldussen

R. Pieterman

T. Arnoldussen
Book Review

Access_open M. Delmas-Marty, Le relatif et l'universel. Les forces imaginantes du droit.

Paris: Seuil 2004, 440 p.

Journal Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy, Issue 3 2005
Keywords observatie, risico, aansprakelijkheid, grondrecht, idee, aanvaarding, bestuurder, erfgoed, handelsrecht, introductie
Authors T. Holterman

T. Holterman
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Access_open Ideals and values in law. A comment on 'The Importance of Ideals'

Journal Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy, Issue 3 2004
Keywords claim, model, rechtsstaat, concern, kind, leasing, character, contract, milieurecht, modellenrecht
Authors R. Cotterrell

R. Cotterrell
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