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Reflexive Governance for Global Public Goods

Eric Brousseau, Tom Dedeurwaerdere, and Bernd Siebenhüner


Global public goods (GPGs)—the economic term for a broad range of goods and services that benefit everyone, including a stable climate, public health, and economic security—pose notable governance challenges. At the national level, public goods are often provided by government, but at the global level, there is no established state-like entity to take charge of their provision. The complex nature of many GPGs poses additional problems of coordination, knowledge generation, and the formation of citizen preferences. This book considers traditional public economy theory, which considers the provi ... More

Keywords: stable climate, public health, economic security, knowledge generation, citizen preferences, food security, development assistance, incentives, stakeholders, collective decision-making

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780262017244
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262017244.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eric Brousseau, editor

Tom Dedeurwaerdere, editor

Bernd Siebenhüner, editor

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