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Sherry S. Marcellin
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This book provides a fresh, multidisciplinary, and exciting look at the making and remaking of pharmaceutical patents at the GATT/WTO, by utilising a Coxian political economy of continuity and change in the global political economy (GPE).
Marcellin focuses on the role of the transnational drug industry in the making of the patent provisions in the original TRIPS Agreement and consequently, the role of the African Group at the WTO in the remaking of those patent provisions.
This authoritative study gives us new insights on ‘who gets what’ in international trade decision-making and the capacity of even the politically weakest parts of the Global South to generate resistance despite the power of the transnational drug industry.
The deployment of Cox’s historical structures framework provides a lens to examine the role social, cultural and economic forces play in constituting and reconstituting the prevailing order.’ Wyn Grant, University of Warwick. UK ‘The book provide a compelling and analytically sound explanation of the powers of the transnational pharmaceutical industry in the context of international trade relations…
The book is an intellectually engaging expose of the elaborate matrix of power behind negotiations within the WTO. It provides a strategic window on how the developing world can, and should, confront the might of the transnational drug industry