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Bioethics, Biolaw, Biopolitics: Conference Report on a Contextualization

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  06 March 2019

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In contrast to other legal systems, interdisciplinarity of German jurisprudence lags behind; interdisciplinary approaches to legal theory and regulation are not as common in Germany as, for example, in the US with its various, well-established “Law and…” approaches. However, the following report draws attention to important interdisciplinary developments in one of the most challenging legal areas - biolaw.

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1 For example, the field of Law and Economy is just emerging in Germany; see Martin Gelter and Kristoffel Grechenig, The Transatlantic Divergence in Legal Thought: American Law and Economics vs. German Doctrinism, 31 HASTINGS INT'L & COMP. L. REV. 295, 328 (2008). On the institutional background hindering interdisciplinarity, see Susanne Lepsius, Taking the Institutional Context Seriously. A Comment on James Gordley, 56 AM. J. COM. L. 655, 662 (2008). For a comparison of the relationship between Law and Social Sciences in Germany and in the US, see Oliver Lepsius, Sozialwissenschaften im Verfassungsrecht - Amerika als Vorbild?, 60 JURISTENZEITUNG 1, 12 (2005).Google Scholar

2 Professor Marion Albers holds the Chair for Public Law, Information and Communication Law, Health Law and Theory of Law at the University of Hamburg.Google Scholar

3 With reference to BVerfGE 88, 203 - Schwangerschaftsabbruch II (28 May 1993).Google Scholar

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