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About Ken Shadlen

I am a political scientist at the London School of Economics.
I work on the comparative and international political economy of development. My main areas of research include the global and cross-national politics of intellectual property (IP) and the politics of trade and economic integration (including North-South trade agreements and the WTO).
I am particularly interested in the role of IP and knowledge in development, both historically and in the contemporary global economy. To that end I am interested in the implications that the new global IP regime presents for late development, and the various ways that the new global norms and rules for IP are transmitted to the national level and affect national practices.


Present Department of International Development, London School of Economics and Political Science

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Comparative Politics, International Political Economy, and Development Studies

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  • Global Political Economy of Development (DV424)

Contact Information

Department of International Development
London School of Economics
London WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom
TEL: +(44-20) 7852-3681
FAX: +(44-20) 7955-6844


Political Economy of Late Development (3)

Politics of Intellectual Property (3)

No Subject Area (2)