Incluye referencias bibliográficas e índice. CONTENIDO: Whose knowledge, whose genes, whose rights? / Stephen B. Brush -- Equity and indigenous rights. Tribal rights / Thomas Greaves -- Center, periphery, and biodiversity : a paradox of governance and a developmental challenge / Michael R. Dove -- Telling stories about biological diversity / Charles Zerner -- Sketches, qualms, and other thoughts on intellectual property rights / Stephen Gudeman -- The new environmentalist movement of Latin American indigenous people / Stefano Varese -- Is common heritage outmoded? / Stephen B. Brush -- Conservation, knowledge, property. Biological diversity, indigenous knowledge, drug discovery, and intellectual property rights / Steven R. King, Thomas J. Carlson, Katy Moran -- Sharing the benefits of plant resources and indigenous scientific knowledge / Gary Paul Nabhan [and others] -- Culture and community values in the selection and maintenance of African rice / Paul Richards -- Tradition, regulation, and intellectual property : local agricultural products and foodstuffs in France / Laurence Berard, Philippe Marchenay -- Selling Hawaiian crop cultivars / Brien A. Meilleur -- Policy options and alternatives. Quid pro quo : alternatives for equity and conservation / Thomas D. Mays [and others] -- Agreements to collect biodiversity for pharmaceutical research : major issues and proposed principles / Francesca T. Grifo, David R. Downes -- Can the intellectual property rights system serve the interests of indigenous knowledge? / Surendra J. Patel.