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Why Do Global Public Goods Matter Today?

Inge Kaul, Pedro Conceição, Katell Le Goulven and Ronald U. Mendoza

in Providing Global Public Goods

Published in print February 2003 | ISBN: 9780195157406
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199832965 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195157400.003.0001
 Why Do Global Public Goods Matter Today?

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Explains the general character of the critical link between globalization and global public goods, in order to set the context for the specific analyses in the four main parts of the book, and to highlight the need for a proper theoretical basis to guide public policy‐making. Without such a basis, globalization will be shaped by disjointed political pressures and jurisdictions, which are likely to favour the emergence of public bads and hinder the development of public goods.

Keywords: global public goods; globalization; public goods

Chapter.  7815 words. 

Subjects: Public Economics

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