Conclusion: Pharmaceuticals and Socio-Legal Ambivalence

  • Emilie Cloatre


In conclusion, I return to the various processes that this study has highlighted of the relationship between socio-legal tools and health for the poor. Throughout this study, I have sought to demonstrate the complex ways in which intellectual property (IP) links to access to medicines in Djibouti and Ghana. This complexity can broadly be identified in three sets of directions, each providing a particular form of empirical critique of more linear narratives commonly attached to IP and health, and that others have at times provided in different contexts. At the same time, this study has raised questions about the process of studying law in its social deployment and the very nature of legal tools.


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© Emilie Cloatre 2013

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  • Emilie Cloatre
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  1. 1.Kent Law SchoolUniversity of KentUK

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