This book offers empirical analyses of conflicts over the ownership, control, and use of kwledge and information in developed and developing countries. Sebastian Haunss and Kenneth C. Shadlen, along with a collection of eminent contributors, focus on how business organizations, farmers, social movements, legal communities, state officials, transnational enterprises, and international organizations shape IP policies in areas such as health, information-communication techlogies, indigeus kwledge, genetic resources, and many others. The invative and original chapters examine conflicts over the rules governing various dimensions of IP, including patents, copyrights, traditional kwledge, and biosafety regulations. Written from a political perspective, this book is a must-read for political scientists, sociologists and anthropologists who study IP and conflicts over property. It is also an essential read for stakeholders in institutions, NGOs and industry interested in kwledge governance and IP politics.
Edited by Sebastian Haunss, University of Bremen, Germany and Kenneth C. Shadlen, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK