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Consolidation, Delimitation and Stalemate: Disruptive Interplay and Strategic Incentives in the CBD-TRIPS Relationship

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dc.contributor.author Jungcurt, Stefan en_US
dc.contributor.author Meyer, Thomas en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T15:12:26Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T15:12:26Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2007-02-19 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2007-02-19 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/4074
dc.description.abstract "The relationship between the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the WTO Agreement on Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) is characterized by a persistent potential for disruptions in implementation, such as 'biopiracy' conflicts, because of the agreements' incompatible provisions on property rights over genetic resources. The lack of consolidation is often explained by attempts to strategically exploit interplay between the two institutions. Countries of the North and the South are said to push for provisions under their preferred agreement in order to circumvent obligations under the other. We develop an alternative explanation based on a conception of international negotiators acting as agents of particular interest groups rather than as representatives of the state as a whole. Using a Two-level Games model of independent negotiations for agreements on functionally interdependent issues, we analyze the incentives for negotiators to delay or prevent consolidation for strategic reasons. Our analysis shows that, under certain conditions, persistent disruption may be due to a strategic dilemma that prevents negotiators from taking initiatives for consolidation." en_US
dc.subject cooperation--global en_US
dc.subject institutional analysis en_US
dc.subject genetic resources en_US
dc.subject intellectual property rights en_US
dc.subject biodiversity en_US
dc.title Consolidation, Delimitation and Stalemate: Disruptive Interplay and Strategic Incentives in the CBD-TRIPS Relationship en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.subject.sector New Commons en_US
dc.subject.sector General & Multiple Resources en_US
dc.subject.sector Global Commons en_US
dc.submitter.email stefan.jungcurt@agrar.hu-berlin.de en_US

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