Building a Sustainable Political Economy: SPERI Research & Policy

Food, Health and the Knowledge Economy

The State and Intellectual Property in India and Brazil

Authors: Muzaka, Valbona

  • The author carried out over 50 interviews in India (New Delhi), Brazil (Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia), and in Geneva on the subject
  • It will appeal to policymakers, businesses, state representatives, civil society groups, individuals and scholars, all seeking to understand, deal with, or take advantage of the rise of global knowledge economy
  • Compares two of the BRICS – India and Brazil – to predict whether or not they will  succeed in becoming ‘knowledge powers’ in the future
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This book opens a window into how two ambitious countries – India and Brazil – are seeking to become knowledge powers in the 21st century. As the knowledge economy became the preferred way of conceptualising the economy and its future direction, in the more economically-advanced countries, our search for understanding also followed the same direction. This generated a body of work that has neglected countries that, like India and Brazil, are attempting to make the leap into knowledge economies. Muzaka explores these motivations and the ways in which they have inspired a number of institutional reforms in India and Brazil. The author offers an investigation of the role the state in shaping the respective intellectual property systems pertaining to the pharmaceutical and agro-biotechnology sectors and the multiple social conflicts that have unfolded as a result.

About the authors

Valbona Muzaka is Senior Lecturer in International Political Economy at King’s College London, UK. Her work focuses on the knowledge economy, intellectual property rights, global governance, public health, trade, development and the ‘emerging economies’. She has published a number of articles and chapters on these themes and is author of The Politics of Intellectual Property Rights and Access to Medicines (2011).

Buy this book

eBook 95,19 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-59306-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
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Hardcover 123,04 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-59305-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Food, Health and the Knowledge Economy
Book Subtitle
The State and Intellectual Property in India and Brazil
Authors
Series Title
Building a Sustainable Political Economy: SPERI Research & Policy
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-59306-1
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-59306-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-59305-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 216
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