IT and Legislative Development

December 06, 2016 by Peter Wahlgren

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Legislation is presently under strain. Technical progress, internationalisation and the growth of legal information alter the presuppositions at what seems to be an ever accelerating pace. These developments do not merely affect the issues to be regulated. This process also challenges the concept of legislation as such. It is in several ways apparent that traditional means of solving legal problems are becoming less efficient, and that alternative solutions ought to be considered. This article focuses on the latter. More precisely, the objective is to discuss whether there exist methods, or ways of approach, which may support law-making in a complicated technical environment characterised by a fast pace of change. The discussion is tentative; the ambition is merely to make an inventory of possible ways ahead.