Embracing Vulnerability - The Challenges and Implications for Law co-edited by Jonathan Herring

Embracing Vulnerability book cover
We are all vulnerable and that is great news!  That is a message at the heart of new book edited by Jonathan Herring and Daniel Bedford, which adds to the growing literature on universal vulnerability theory. 

This theory claims that everyone is in their nature vulnerable and we need to rethink legal responses around that norm.  This book develops the theory by exploring the positive aspects of being vulnerable.  While vulnerability is normally seen as an undesirable state which people should seek to escape from. 

The book considers how it is inevitable, and to be welcomed.  The book explores issues in family law, labour law, elder law, health care law and human rights law to expand on these claims.