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The Politics of Genetic Resource Control

By: Anthony Stenson and Tim S Gray


Hardback | Dec 1999 | #94335 | ISBN: 0333745027
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Discusses the four principles that govern the debate over genetic resource control: proprietarian intellectual property rights, communitarian intellectual property rights, national sovereignty and common heritage of mankind.


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

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ANTHONY J. STENSON teaches in the Department of Politics, University of Newcastle. He took a First in Politics in 1993 and obtained two British Academy Humanities Research Board Studentships; a one year research training programme in 1993/4 and a three year doctoral programme from 1994/7. He was awarded his PhD in 1998. He has published two book chapters with Tim Gray - one on the Common Fisheries Policy and the other on Cultural Communities and intellectual property rights in plant genetic resources. TIM S. GRAY is Professor of Politics, University of Newcastle, where he has lectured and taught since 1963. He was appointed Head of Department in 1994, and to a personal chair in Political Thought in 1996. Trained as a political theorist he has published books and articles on Herbert Spencer, Edmund Burke and Flora Tristan and on the concept of freedom. Developing an interest in environmental politics from 1990, he has also published articles and chapters in the politics of fishing, whaling, and population control. He is the editor of The Politics of Fishing and of UK Environmental Policy in the 1990s.

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