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- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95
In Globalising Intellectual Property Rights , Matthews looks at various aspects of the TRIPS Agreement: agenda-setting, legal interpretation, implementation, enforcement and revision - from the viewpoint of global business interests and developing countries. It is argued that the Agreement was largely the result of an initiative by multinational companies... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2011; US$ 40.00
This insightful and important new book explores the role played by Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in articulating concerns at the TRIPS Council, the WIPO, the WHO, the CBD-COP and the FAO that intellectual property rights can have negative consequences for developing countries. Duncan Matthews describes how coalitions of international NGOs have... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 50.95
Critical Approaches to Comics offers students a deeper understanding of the artistic and cultural significance of comic books and graphic novels by introducing key theories and critical methods for analyzing comics. Each chapter explains and then demonstrates a critical method or approach, which students can then apply to interrogate and critique... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 189.00
Do Spider-Man's adventures consistently reaffirm a belief in the inherent goodness of humanity? Could the Disney character of Scrooge McDuck cloak biting social critique about the more disturbing aspects of materialism? There is far more meaning and significance within the identities of comic book heroes and characters than it would seem. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 46.00
Several hundred directives on environmental policy have been produced by the European Union. What impact has the output of the 'legislative factory' had? After considering how decisions on environmental policy in the EU are made, and the balance of power between business and environmental interests, this book draws on the specialist expertise of the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 28.95
Philosophy for Everyone begins by explaining what philosophy is before exploring the questions and issues at the foundation of this important subject. Key topics and their areas of focus include: Epistemology - what our knowledge of the world and ourselves consists in, and how we come to have it; Philosophy of Science - foundational... more...
- Bucknell University Press 2011; US$ 32.99
Scots like Iain N. Banks and Ken MacLeod lead in a futuristic tradition, for from MacDonald, Barrie, and Stevenson onwards, Scots have been speculating in ways derived from their unique circumstances: lacking political power, they imagine future spaces and different places?with a twist. Nineteenth-century thermodynamics (theorized in Scotland),... more...
- Bucknell University Press 2014; US$ 99.99
Building on postcolonial and transatlantic paradigms as well as new theoretical developments like Actor-Network-Theory, Global Romanticism: Origins, Orientations, and Engagements, 1760 ? 1820 views the literature and culture of late-eighteenth- and early-nineteenth-century Britain and beyond through the lens of long-durational globalization.... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 18.99
For generations the elements of humor, poignancy, fantasy, and unfettered morality found within acclaimed children?s author Roald Dahl?s most famous tales have captivated both children and adults. Editor Jacob M. Held has collected the insights of today?s leading philosophers into the significances, messages, and greater truths at which Dahl?s rhythmic... more...