Private Power, Public Law: The Globalization of Intellectual Property Rights / Edition 1

Private Power, Public Law: The Globalization of Intellectual Property Rights / Edition 1

by Susan K. Sell
     
 

ISBN-10: 052152539X

ISBN-13: 9780521525398

Pub. Date: 05/01/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Susan Sell's book reveals how power in international politics is increasingly exercised by private interests rather than governments. In 1994 the World Trade Organization (WTO) adopted the Agreement in Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), which dictated to states how they should regulate the protection of intellectual property. This book

Overview

Susan Sell's book reveals how power in international politics is increasingly exercised by private interests rather than governments. In 1994 the World Trade Organization (WTO) adopted the Agreement in Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), which dictated to states how they should regulate the protection of intellectual property. This book argues that TRIPS resulted from lobbying by powerful multinational corporations who wished to mould international law to protect their markets.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521525398
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/01/2003
Series:
Cambridge Studies in International Relations Series, #88
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Structures, agents, and institutions; 3. US intellectual property rights in historical perspective; 4. The domestic origins of a trade-based approach to intellectual property; 5. The Intellectual Property Committee and transnational mobilization; 6. Life after TRIPS: aggression and opposition; 7. Conclusion: structured agency revisited.

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