Protect or Plunder? by Vandana Shiva
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Protect or Plunder?
By Vandana Shiva

Protect or Plunder?

Understanding Intellectual Property Rights

By (author) See other recent books by Vandana Shiva
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $101.00
Your Price: $90.90 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $10.10! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $4.55 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply

Protect or Plunder? by Vandana Shiva

Book Description

Intellectual property rights, TRIPS, patents - they sound technical, even boring. Yet, as Vandana Shiva shows, what kinds of ideas, technologies, identification of genes, even manipulations of life forms can be owned and exploited for profit by giant corporations is a vital issue for our times. In this readable and compelling introduction to an issue that lies at the heart of the so-called knowledge economy, Vandana Shiva makes clear how this Western-inspired and unprecedented widening of the concept does not in fact stimulate human creativity and the generation of knowledge. Instead, it is being exploited by transnational corporations in order to increase their profits at the expense of the health of ordinary people, and the poor in particular, and the age-old knowledge and independence of the world's farmers. Intellectual protection is being transformed into corporate plunder. Little wonder popular resistance around the world is rising to the WTO that polices this new intellectual world order, the pharmaceutical, biotech and other corporations which dominate it, and the new technologies they are foisting upon us.

Buy Protect or Plunder? book by Vandana Shiva from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781842771082
ISBN-10: 1842771086
Format: Hardback
(198mm x 190mm x 18mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...

Books By Author Vandana Shiva

Soil Not Oil by Vandana Shiva Soil Not Oil, Paperback (May 2016)

Outlines a bold and compelling vision for a world liberated from our dependence on fossil fuels and globalization.

Earth Democracy by Vandana Shiva Earth Democracy, Paperback (May 2016)

A rallying cry for a more just and sustainable future, which remains just as trenchant, and as vital, as it was when it was first published.

» View all books by Vandana Shiva


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Protect or Plunder? book by Vandana Shiva and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Author Biography - Vandana Shiva

Vandana Shiva is a world-renowned environmental thinker and campaigner. A former physicist, feminist and philosopher, she is prominent in citizens' actions against environmental destruction, and critical of the latest agricultural and genetic engineering technologies and the giant corporations which control them. A leader in the International Forum on Globalization along with Ralph Nader and Jeremy Rifkin, Vandana Shiva won the Alternative Nobel Peace Prize (the Right Livelihood Award) in 1993.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Vandana Shiva close
Soil Not Oil by Vandana Shiva
Earth Democracy by Vandana Shiva
Seed Sovereignty, Food Security by Vandana Shiva
Sacred Seed by Vandana Shiva
Grassroots Post-Modernism by Vandana Shiva
Ecofeminism by Vandana Shiva
Making Peace with the Earth by Vandana Shiva
Talking Environment by Vandana Shiva
Making Peace with the Earth by Vandana Shiva
Earth Democracy by Vandana Shiva
Staying Alive by Vandana Shiva
Soil Not Oil by Vandana Shiva
Soil Not Oil by Vandana Shiva
Earth Democracy by Vandana Shiva
India Divided by Vandana Shiva
Biopolitics by Vandana Shiva
Close to Home by Vandana Shiva
Monocultures of the Mind by Vandana Shiva
Violence of the Green Revolution by Vandana Shiva
» close