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dc.contributor.authorMcMillan, John
dc.contributor.authorSnelling, Jeanne
dc.contributor.editorScotford, E
dc.contributor.editorBrownsword, R
dc.contributor.editorYeung, K
dc.identifier.citationJ Snelling and J McMillan “Equality: Old Debates, New Technologies” in E Scotford, R Brownsword and K Yeung (eds) The Oxford Handbook on Law, Regulation and Technology (OUP, 2017).en_NZ
dc.description.abstractThis chapter discusses the role that equality plays within liberal theory. We show how the concept of treating citizens as equals is integral to the legitimisation of the state and its regulations, including those involving new technologies. We suggest that equality is a fundamental value when exploring the scope of relevant freedoms with respect to new technologies. However, understanding the role of equality for such issues requires sensitivity to important differences in the way in which it can be theorised. We explain how equality can be valued intrinsically, instrumentally, or constitutively. We also explain three different accounts of what egalitarian justice demands that are particularly relevant to framing policy involving new technology.en_NZ
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofThe Oxford Handbook on Law, Regulation and Technologyen_NZ
dc.subjectTechnology and lawen_NZ
dc.subjectHuman rightsen_NZ
dc.titleEquality: Old Debates, New Technologiesen_NZ
dc.typeChapter in Book
otago.schoolUniversity of Otago Faculty of Lawen_NZ
otago.openaccessAbstract Onlyen_NZ
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