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Title Who owns knowledge? : knowledge and the law / edited by Nico Stehr and Bernd Weiler
Published New Brunswick, N.J. : Transaction Publishers, 2008


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Description ix, 331 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction: Knowledge and the law : can knowledge be made just? / Nico Stehr and Bernd Weiler -- The social contexts of knowledge and the law -- Introduction to part 1 / Steve Fuller -- The law and economics of rights in valuable information / Edmund W. Kitch -- Scientific norms, legal facts, and the politics of knowledge / Alfons Bora -- Is a just system also fair? traversing the domain of knowledge, institutions, culture, and ethics / Anil K. Gupta -- Major social institutions, knowledge and the law -- Introduction to part 2 / Steve Fuller -- Fundamental ignorance in the regulation of reactor safety and flooding: risks of knowledge management in the risk society / Michael Huber -- Science in whole interest? states, firms, the public, and scientific knowledge / Renée E. Marlin-Bennet -- The social context of knowledge and the law: who owns knowldege -- Introduction to part 3 / J. Rogers Hollingsworth -- The difficult reception of rigorous descriptive social science in the law / Christoph Engel
Inexplicable law : legality's adventure in Europe / Alexander Somek -- In search of the story / Viktor Mayer-Schönberger -- Does the category of justice apply to drug research based on traditional knowledge? the case of the Hoodia Cactus and the politics of biopiracy / Wolfgang van den Daele -- Profiles and correlatable humans / Mireille Hildebrandt -- Research ethics as the latest moral panic in the governance of scientific knowledge / Steve Fuller -- Concluding observations / Rolf Rogowski
Summary "Who Owns Knowledge? explores the emerging linkages between the extension of knowledge and the law. It anticipates that the legal system will not only be called upon to adjudicate in matters of creative minds, but will be expected to do so to an ever increasing degree." "Who Owns Knowledge? will be of interest to those interested in the subjects of intellectual property, the history and development of modern legal and economic systems and their entanglements, and how judicial systems make choices between the legal and economic systems and, especially, between the public and private good and their often opposing interests."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Science and law.
Law and economics.
Culture and law.
Author Stehr, Nico.
Weiler, Bernd.
LC no. 2007037421
ISBN 9780765803375 cloth alkaline paper
0765803372 cloth alkaline paper