Global Public Goods

The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics series

Edited by Inge Kaul, Adjunct Professor, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, Germany

Global and transnational challenges figure ever more prominently on national and international policy agendas and are increasingly analysed as global public goods (GPGs). This timely collection, which includes contributions by eminent scholars from a wide range of academic disciplines, provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of the theoretical and empirical research on this topic, and suggestions on where scholarship could go next.

‘“Global public goods” has become one of the most influential concepts in current international relations research. This reader brings together 29 of the most authoritative papers on global public goods of the last years, from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, along with a comprehensive and insightful review article by Kaul, Blondin and Nahtigal. The book is an essential collection for both theorists and practitioners of global governance, covering areas as diverse as financial institutions, security, knowledge, health, areas beyond national jurisdiction, and global environmental change.’
– Frank Biermann, Utrecht University, the Netherlands

‘A complete and compelling text on the rising topic of global public goods. Inge Kaul's patient cultivation of this field, over many years, has paid off in a rich harvest of clear analysis and conceptual innovation.’
– James K. Galbraith, University of Texas at Austin, US

‘Global public goods merit more attention than is often found in textbooks and the professional literature. This volume provides a welcome focus on global public-policy challenges. The multi-disciplinary perspective will be attractive to students, researchers, and practitioners in the fields of economics, international relations, and international law.’
– Arye L. Hillman, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

2016 776 pp Hardback 978 1 78347 299 4 £305.00 £274.50 $442.00 $397.80

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