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The Level Playing Field: Intellectual Property

Aaron James

in Fairness in Practice: A Social Contract for a Global Economy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199846153
eISBN:
9780199933389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199846153.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that developing countries should in effect be excused from WTO intellectual property rules. It rejects welfarist and natural rights arguments for TRIPs rules, but poses a novel ... More


Dealing with Regulatory and Compliance Issues

Roy C. Smith, Ingo Walter, and Gayle Delong

in Global Banking

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195335934
eISBN:
9780199932146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335934.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter considers the key regulatory overlays of the global financial services industry, emphasizing that balancing efficiency against stability and fairness is never easy. Linkages are drawn ... More


The Metaphor of a “Level Playing Field” in Games and Sports

Leslie Francis

in Games, Sports, and Play: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198798354
eISBN:
9780191883651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798354.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In sports, the concept of a “level playing field” is much praised but not well understood. One way to construct the idea is in terms of the rules of the game: if the rules are public, consistently ... More


Conclusion: The Role of the State

Linda Yueh

in China's Growth: The Making of an Economic Superpower

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199205783
eISBN:
9780191752018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205783.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

The mixed state–market model is consistent with China’s gradual transition where the aim is to support economic growth through partially reforming the existing institutions, but not to wholly ... More


Is Anything Wrong with Treaty Shopping?

Jorun Baumgartner

in Treaty Shopping in International Investment Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198787112
eISBN:
9780191829185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198787112.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Chapter 2 explores in depth the policy environment in which the discussion of the practice of treaty shopping is taking place. Starting from the premise that treaty shopping is not illegal as such, ... More


Levelling the Playing Field

Jeremias Prassl

in Humans as a Service: The Promise and Perils of Work in the Gig Economy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198797012
eISBN:
9780191859458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797012.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter considers the implications of the on-demand economy for consumers and markets. It shows how, for both consumers and workers, the on-demand bargain can unravel rather quickly: users ... More


The Opportunities of Trade

James Christensen

in Trade Justice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198810353
eISBN:
9780191847349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810353.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Here our focus shifts from the burdens of trade to its benefits. The trade regime provides its members with opportunities to access the markets of others, and this chapter addresses the claim that ... More


Social Analysis: ‘Aspiration’, Attitudes, Inequality

Stefan Collini

in Common Writing: Essays on Literary Culture and Public Debate

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198758969
eISBN:
9780191818776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198758969.003.0014
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines three reports on the state of contemporary British society. It argues that even documents that aspire to present quantitative evidence cannot escape from the toils of language, ... More


‘Election Time’ and the Model Code of Conduct

Ujjwal Kumar Singh and Anupama Roy

in Election Commission of India: Institutionalising Democratic Uncertainties

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780199494255
eISBN:
9780199096978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199494255.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

The expression ‘election time’ refers to the distinct temporal rhythms of elections, the modalities of democratic deliberation that are structured differently from those that obtain in normal times, ... More


China's Growth: The Making of an Economic Superpower

Linda Yueh

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199205783
eISBN:
9780191752018
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205783.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

China’s economic growth has transformed the country from one of the poorest in the world to its second largest economy. The drivers of growth remain elusive, as the country is affected by both its ... More


Society Is Not a Race

Andrew Altman

in Debating Education: Is There a Role for Markets?

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780199300945
eISBN:
9780190064150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199300945.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

We observed that educators and educational institutions have a twofold mission. Here is an implication: If we perform well in our role as educators, we make our classroom a society—a cooperative ... More


Trade Justice

James Christensen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198810353
eISBN:
9780191847349
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810353.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The international trading system remains a locus of fierce social conflict. The protesters who besiege gatherings of its managers—most famously on the streets of Seattle at the turn of the ... More


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