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Trading in Public Hope

Drahos, Peter


The article distinguishes three categories of hope: private, collective, and public. Public hope is hope that is invoked by political actors in relation to a societal goal of some kind. The article argues that public hope is the most dangerous kind of hope. The argument is developed using the recent history of trade negotiations between the United States and developing countries concerning intellectual property rights as they relate to life-saving medicines for AIDS. Public hope may allow...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
DOI: 10.1177/0002716203261614


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