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Cosmopolitan legalism meets thin community : problems in the global governance of intellectual property.

May, Christopher (2004) Cosmopolitan legalism meets thin community : problems in the global governance of intellectual property. Government and Opposition, 39 (3). pp. 393-422. ISSN 0017-257X

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Abstract

The making of knowledge and information into property, through intellectual property rights (IPRs) has commonly been justified using a set of cosmopolitan norms. These norms of justification have been extensively deployed within the structures of global governance for IPRs. However, the political community that underpins such norms in national jurisdictions is lacking at the global level. Many of the political problems now recognized with the globalized protection of IPRs stem from this tension between cosmopolitan legalism and the contemporary ‘thin’ global community.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Government and Opposition
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Politics & International Relations (Merged into PPR 2010-08-01)
ID Code: 35533
Deposited By: Mr Richard Ingham
Deposited On: 20 Jan 2011 16:34
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 17:52
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/35533

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