New Book – Coalitions and Compliance: The Political Economy of Pharmaceutical Patents in Latin America

Ken Shadlen, Professor of Development Studies in the Department of International Development of the London School of Economics and Political Science has just published a new book on the political economy of intellectual property entitled, Coalitions and Compliance: The Political Economy of Pharmaceutical Patents in Latin America (Oxford University Press).

 

The book, based on comparative analysis over two time periods of three countries, one being Argentina, is about variation in national responses to a major international change of the late 20th Century, namely the requirement that emerged in the 1990s that all countries grant patents on pharmaceuticals. None did so before, now they had to. But how? He examines how countries responded to this external shock and how these processes affected national policies and politics.

Here’s a link to the publisher’s website (https://global.oup.com/academic/product/coalitions-and-compliance-9780199593903?cc=gb&lang=en&#) and this is a PDF with the Table of Contents and Chapter 1 (http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/84321/).

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