The Past

In the first stage of this project, focusing on the past, four leading scholars analyzed the rich history of previous soft-law governance of technology. Their research provides a substantive analysis of the strengths and weaknesses, successes and failures, and lessons for AI from past soft-law approaches to the governance of biotechnology, nanotechnology, information and communication technologies, and environmental technologies.


Analysis of past soft-law implementation from our project’s scholars

Research Library

The research library contains links to all publications, media, and mechanisms explored by this project, available to the public. A brief description of the research library.