- Explores a vital and very new, much undiscovered area – the WTO and libraries
- Brings together facts about globalisation and the WTO, libraries and information, within a wider social and theoretical perspective
- Draws on the author’s wealth of knowledge - building on her many published articles on this topic
Table of Contents
- Part 1 Globalisation and the World Trade Organisation: Globalisation and an overview of the WTO. Part 2 The general agreement on trade in the services: An overview of the GATS; The GATS, libraries, information and cultural services within an international perspective; Real-life examples of how the GATS is impacting on libraries in the UK; Positions taken by various library and cultural bodies on the GATS. Part 3 Agreement on trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights: TRIPS, copyright, libraries and information; TRIPS, patents, traditional knowledge, information and libraries in the developing world; Implications of TRIPS for information and libraries internationally. Part 4 An open Marxist theoretical perspective on global capitalism and the World Trade Organisation: Implications of GATS and TRIPS: an Open Marxist approach; The furtherance of global capitalism through the WTO; Conclusions.
- No. of pages: 424
- Language: English
- Copyright: © Chandos Publishing 2005
- Published: February 28, 2005
- Imprint: Chandos Publishing
- eBook ISBN: 9781780630779
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