The Politics of Intellectual Property Rights and Access to Medicines

Hardcover | March 15, 2011

byValbona Muzaka

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This book shows why contests over intellectual property rights and access to affordable medicines emerged in the 1990s and how they have been ‘resolved’ so far. It argues that the current arrangement mainly ensures wealth for some rather than health for all, and points to broader concerns related to governing intellectual property solely as capital.

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This book shows why contests over intellectual property rights and access to affordable medicines emerged in the 1990s and how they have been ‘resolved’ so far. It argues that the current arrangement mainly ensures wealth for some rather than health for all, and points to broader concerns related to governing intellectual property sole...

VABONA MUZAKA Lecturer in Global Politics in the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Southampton, UK, and a visiting researcher in the Department of Politics, University of Stockholm, Sweden.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 8.85 × 5.67 × 0.65 inPublished:March 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230235298

ISBN - 13:9780230235298

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Table of Contents

The Politics of Intellectual Property Rights and Access to Medicines: Some Empirical and Theoretical Issues
Intellectual Property Rights and Pharmaceuticals
Linking IPRs to Trade: The Making of TRIPs
Contestations Post-TRIPs and the Emergence of the IP-access to Medicines Debate
TRIPs Revisited
Shifting IP Issues between Regimes and Fora: Contestations Continued
Conclusions
Bibliography

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"This is a masterly example of how the international political economy in which we all live should be analysed. Muzaka takes the highly technical and deeply complicated issue of intellectual property rights and access to affordable medicines and reveals with great acuity and skill the politics that shapes the way decisions are taken and power wielded in this important arena of policy. She has produced a study that is both empirically rich and theoretically sophisticated."-- Anthony Payne, Department of Politics, University of Sheffield, UK