International Political Economy Series

The Politics of Intellectual Property Rights and Access to Medicines

Authors: Muzaka, Valbona

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

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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


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • The Politics of Intellectual Property Rights and Access to Medicines: Some Empirical and Theoretical Issues

    Muzaka, Valbona

    Pages 1-17

  • Intellectual Property Rights and Pharmaceuticals

    Muzaka, Valbona

    Pages 18-37

  • Linking IPRs to Trade: The Making of TRIPs

    Muzaka, Valbona

    Pages 38-59

  • Contestations Post-TRIPs and the Emergence of the IP—Access to Medicines Debate

    Muzaka, Valbona

    Pages 60-84

  • TRIPs Revisited

    Muzaka, Valbona

    Pages 85-108

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eBook $79.99
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Hardcover $110.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $105.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-31386-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Politics of Intellectual Property Rights and Access to Medicines
Authors
Series Title
International Political Economy Series
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-30615-8
DOI
10.1057/9780230306158
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-23529-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-31386-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 181
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