Essays in the Regulation of Drones and Counter-Drone Systems is a thesis submitted to the Victoria University of Wellington by Andrew Shelley in fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Economics. This thesis explores a variety of topics, including:

  • Consideration of measures to address privacy and surveillance concerns
  • A theoretical framework for self-defence, registration, and registration in conjunction with self-defence
  • Conditions for the regulation of counter-drone systems
  • Identification of legal impediments to the implementation of drone-detection systems and counter-drone systems in New Zealand
  • Regulatory framework proposal to allow adoption of drone-detection and counter-drone systems

Publication Date- 2020

This work contains the following chapters:

1- Introduction

2- Proposals to Address Privacy Violations and Surveillance by Unmanned Aerial Systems

3- A Model of Self-Defence against Drones

4- Registration of Drones

5- Optimal Policy

6- Policy Implications

7- Conclusions

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Author- Andrew Shelley

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