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Beyond evidence: anticipatory regimes in law

Stokes, Elen 2020. Beyond evidence: anticipatory regimes in law. Law & Policy
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This article lays the groundwork for a new approach to understanding how law engages with the future, based on the social science theory and practice of anticipation. Anticipation, as depicted by an extensive interdisciplinary literature, encourages a shift in attention from the future as a matter solely of probability and effect, to the future as a wider array of possibilities operating on the present. Notably absent from the literature is law. This article offers a framework for analysing how law mobilises future possibilities to serve present regulatory purposes, focusing in particular on the role of legal horizons, forms and affect.

Item Type: Article
Status: In Press
Schools: Law
Publisher: University of Denver
ISSN: 0265-8240
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Date of First Compliant Deposit: 3 June 2019
Date of Acceptance: 16 June 2020
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2020 12:11

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