PD Dr. Sebastian Haunss

Conflicts in the Knowledge Society. The Contentious Politics of Intellectual Property

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Conflicts in the Knowledge Society

Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Why now?
    2. Politicization of IP
    3. The organization of this book
  2. The politicization of intellectual property
    1. How IP has become political
    2. The history of intellectual property rights
    3. The current legal and institutional system
    4. Legitimatory narratives
    5. Current developments and conflicts
  3. Conflict and change in the knowledge society
    1. Information, network or knowledge society?
    2. Theories of the knowledge society
    3. Going beyond the stage model
    4. Theories of social change and conflicts revisited
    5. Change and conflict in the knowledge society
  4. Software patents in Europe
    1. The institutional context of the software patents conflict
    2. The development of the conflict
    3. The network of actors
    4. Frames
    5. Bringing the threads together
    6. Software patents and the knowledge society
  5. Access to medicines
    1. The context of the conflict about access to medicines
    2. From TRIPS to Doha
    3. The network of actors
    4. Framing the issue
    5. Context, actors and frames of the access to medicines conflict
    6. Access to medicines – a conflict of the knowledge society
  6. Pirates and commoners
    1. The rise of Pirate Parties
    2. Pirate frames
    3. Pirates in the knowledge society
    4. Creative Commons
    5. The Creative Commons frame
    6. Creative Commons and the conflicts in the knowledge society
  7. Conclusion: new cleavages and new collective actors
    1. Patterns of difference and similarity
    2. Beyond policy conflicts – patterns of conflict and change in the knowledge society
    3. A movement in the making?

Citation: Haunss, Sebastian (2013), Conflicts in the Knowledge Society. The Contentious Politics of Intellectual Property, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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