The Political Economy of Intellectual Property Rights

The Political Economy of Intellectual Property Rights

Elgar Research Reviews in Economics

Christopher May

In this research review, Christopher May – a leading authority in the field – identifies material that provides important insights on the global governance of intellectual property. His discussion ranges across a number of disciplines and political perspectives to establish that the political economic analysis of intellectual property is both multifaceted and contested and is a comprehensive guide to the main issues under discussion.

About this Research Review

Christopher May

Subjects: economics and finance, intellectual property, law and economics, political economy, law - academic, law and economics, politics and public policy, political economy

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