This book aims to contribute to the debate on global public goods, a debate which has been taking place for some time in the UN and the World Bank, among the regional development banks and bilaterally among states and donors. There is a need for new visions and strategies and to examine global infrastructure on the basis of the idea that global public goods, including human rights, contribute to cohesion at local, regional and international levels. The book investigates the possibilities and disadvantages of applying the idea of public goods in a global context. It explains the history of the concept and its significance for human rights. The authors include, in addition to academics, representatives from public institutions, civil society organizations, independent consultants, the media and the private sector.
Erik André Andersen and Birgit Lindsnæs; 1. Global public goods - concepts and definitions: The state and the citizen, Natural law as a public good
Peter Wivel; Public goods, Concept, definition, and method
Erik André Andersen and Birgit Lindsnæs; On human rights
Lone Lindholt and Birgit Lindsnæs; The global and the regional outlook, How can global public goods be advanced from a human rights perspective?
Birgit Lindsnæs2. Peace and security: Peace as a global public good
Bjørn Møller; International institutions for preserving peace and security
Erik André Andersen; The law of war
Rikke Ishøy; The case of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Erik André Andersen; 3. State and citizen, Is good governance a global public good?
Hans-Otto Sano; Legal protection and the rule of law as a global public good
Hans Henrik Brydensholt and Kristine Yigen; Curbing corruption: A global public good, The potential of international cooperation
Kristine Yigen; Access to global public goods for socially and economically vulnerable groups
Rie Odgaard and Kristine Yigen; 4. Access to information, The right to know Anders Jerichow; Internet access as a global public good Henrik Lindholt and Rikke Frank Jørgensen; Research, global public goods and welfare Peder Andersen; Education as a global public good Diego Bang; 5. examples of implementation, Health is global - and a moving target Poul Birch Eriksen, Ellen Bangsbo, Jens Kvorning, Lene Lange, Esben Sønderstrup, Uffe Torm and Ib Bygbjerg; (Fresh) water as a human right and a global public good Jannik Boesen and Poul Erik Lauridsen; The international trade system Christian Friis Bach; The global responsibility of private companies Henrik Brade Johansen, Helle Bank, Jørgensen and Jens Kvorning; 6. Conclusion, Problems and potentials in the application of global public goods Erik André Andersen, Peder Andersen and Birgit Lindsnæs; Appendices; Index.