In this research review, Christopher May – a leading authority in the field – identifies material that provides important insights on the global governance of intellectual property. His discussion ranges across a number of disciplines and political perspectives to establish that the political economic analysis of intellectual property is both multifaceted and contested and is a comprehensive guide to the main issues under discussion.
This authoritative research review brings together the most significant scholarship on intellectual property. It provides comprehensive coverage, with a mix of theory, empirics and institutional details. The emphasis is on more recent writings, although it also includes some early work that continues to provide the platform for contemporary scholarship.