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The Politics of Genetic Resource Control

  • Anthony J. Stenson
  • Tim S. Gray

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Anthony J. Stenson, Tim S. Gray
    Pages 1-7
  3. Anthony J. Stenson, Tim S. Gray
    Pages 8-29
  4. Anthony J. Stenson, Tim S. Gray
    Pages 30-73
  5. Anthony J. Stenson, Tim S. Gray
    Pages 74-116
  6. Anthony J. Stenson, Tim S. Gray
    Pages 117-135
  7. Anthony J. Stenson, Tim S. Gray
    Pages 136-153
  8. Anthony J. Stenson, Tim S. Gray
    Pages 154-164
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 165-175

About this book

Introduction

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).

Keywords

community international law law politics property sovereignty Third World

Authors and affiliations

  • Anthony J. Stenson
    • 1
  • Tim S. Gray
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PoliticsUniversity of NewcastleAustralia
  2. 2.University of NewcastleAustralia

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