Conflicts in the Knowledge Society

The Contentious Politics of Intellectual Property
by Dr Sebastian Haunss
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Series: Cambridge Intellectual Property and Information Law

Publication Date: November 10, 2015

ISBN: 9781107065826

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In Conflicts in the Knowledge Society, Sebastian Haunss demonstrates how conflicts relating to the international system of intellectual property have resulted in new cleavages in the knowledge society. Furthermore, he argues that new collective actors have emerged from these conflicts with the ability to contest the existing dominant order. With a focus on political opportunity structures, collective action networks and framing strategies, he combines a theoretical discussion of social change in the knowledge society with empirical analyses of four recent developments: software patents in Europe, access to medicines, Creative Commons licensing and Pirate Parties.