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While We Wait for Science, the Government Should Put Their ...

How could the government go about adequately regulating fracking?  The regulatory environment will not be adequate unless it is properly geared for risk management that includes ‘legitimate, effective and sustainable protocols according to Brownswords Criteria. However, the regulatory space is a ‘shifting scene’. This means that throughout a technology’s development, out of the four criteria one or more may be the regulatory ‘hotspot’.
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The six month time limit that makes access to justice ...

Domestic abuse is not classified as a criminal offence on its own. Suspects are charged with offences related to domestic abuse - namely harassment, common assault, grievous or actual bodily harm, sexual assault etc. The offences listed, excluding common assault, are classified as indictable offences.
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Commons as anti-neoliberal projects? Tracking a non-capitalist way of living.

The dissemination of neoliberal rationality across the world has resulted in a homogenous society manifesting the archaic economic archetype; homo economicus. Commons and commoning are contrary to this inclusive logic. Commons have been around for centuries providing subsistence to commoners through value practices. There still exist pre-capitalist commons providing subsistence to an estimated two billion people around the world. For the purposes of our discussion, I focus on commons as systems of social formation that transcend neoliberal mentality, in the ...