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The Politics of Genetic Resource Control

Anthony J. StensonDepartment of Politics, University of Newcastle, Tim S. GrayProfessor of Politics, University of Newcastle

ISBN13: 9780333745021
ISBN: 0333745027
Published: November 2000
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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The question of how genetic resources ought to be owned and controlled has become a controversial international political issue. The authors examine this issue from a normative perspective, discussing the four principles that govern the debate over genetic resource control. These four principles are proprietarian intellectual property rights (the dominant principle, reflecting Western influences); communitarian intellectual property rights (a principle bound up with the rights of indigenous peoples); national sovereignty (the principle at the heart of international law); and common heritage of mankind (the most recent principle reflecting Third World demands).

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Acknowledgements and Dedication - Glossary - Introducing the Politics of Genetic Resource Control - The Historical Context of Genetic Resource Control - Proprietarian Intellectual Property Rights - Community Intellectual Property Rights - National Sovereignty - Common Heritage of Mankind - Conclusion - Bibliography - Index