Global Biopiracy: Patents, Plants, and Indigenous Knowledge

Global Biopiracy: Patents, Plants, and Indigenous Knowledge

by Ikechi Mgbeoji


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780774811521
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication date: 11/14/2005
Series: Law and Society Series
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.16(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword / Teresa ScassaPreface AcknowledgmentsAcronyms1. Introduction2. Patents, Indigenous and Traditional Knowledge, and Biopiracy3. Implications of Biopiracy for Biological and Cultural Diversity4. The Appropriative Aspects of Biopiracy5. Patent Regimes and Biopiracy6. ConclusionNotesSelected BibliographyIndex

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James T. Gathii

In this book, Ikechi Mgbeoji addresses biopiracy in an entirely new light. He masterfully unearths the technicalities and subtleties of the issue and exposes the under—appreciation of the role of women and farmers and the ‘masculinization’ of knowledge. This book is a must—read for those interested in biopiracy.

Teresa Scassa

This book is at the forefront of the literature on this important topic … Dr. Mgbeoji’s understanding of the relevant law and institutions, his impressive grasp of the literature across a range of disciplines, and his clarity of vision inform this book and its cogent message … This book is very much a product of his unique intellect: it is a challenging, engaging, ambitious, and ultimately very important work.

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