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dc.contributor.authorBalkan Şahin, Sevgi
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-08T09:10:58Z
dc.date.available2019-11-08T09:10:58Z
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.citationBalkan Şahin, Sevgi.Amending the trips agreement: hegemonic struggle of social forces .11th Annual International Conference on Politics & International Affairs and Annual International Forum on Policy and Decision Making,11,1-29.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12507/1177
dc.description.abstractWith the Doha Ministerial Declaration on the TRIPs Agreement and Public Health adopted in November 2001, the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) was amended to facilitate trade in generic versions of patented medicines. Based on a neo-Gramscian theoretical framework, this paper examines this change in the key provisions of the TRIPS Agreement, which became more socially responsive to health concerns of developing countries. Using the qualitative instruments of discourse analysis and examining hegemonic struggle of opposing social forces, this paper attributes this outcome to the strategy of trasformismo used by market-oriented social forces to legitimize the policies of the WTO and prevent popular political mobilization against the market-driven TRIPS Agreement. It argues that non-governmental organizations (NGOs) such as Medecins Sans Frontieres worked as a counter-hegemonic force that effectively campaigned for facilitating the legal access of least developed countries to generic drugs. However, flexibilities introduced by the Doha Declaration can be seen more as a strategy of trasformismo used by market-oriented social forces to absorb counter-hegemonic ideas than the counter-hegemonic groups, successful incorporation of the right to protect public health into the TRIPS Agreement.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectTrıpsen_US
dc.subjectSocial foreesen_US
dc.subjectHegemonyen_US
dc.subjectCounter-Hegemonyen_US
dc.titleAmending the trips agreement: hegemonic struggle of social forcesen_US
dc.typeconferenceObjecten_US
dc.relation.journal11th Annual International Conference on Politics & International Affairs and Annual International Forum on Policy and Decision Makingen_US
dc.contributor.departmentİktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesien_US
dc.contributor.authorIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7227-4359en_US
dc.identifier.issue11en_US
dc.identifier.startpage1en_US
dc.identifier.endpage29en_US
dc.relation.publicationcategoryKonferans Öğesi - Uluslararası - Kurum Öğretim Elemanıen_US


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