Mini-Symposium on Multilevel Governance of Interdependent Public Goods Introduction and Overview: A Research Agenda for Making 'Global Public Goods Theory' More Policy Relevant
AbstractThis symposium summarizes the main conclusions of an interdisciplinary conference on Multilevel Governance of Interdependent Public Goods at the European University Institute, Florence, in Spring 2011 and reproduces 4 of the altogether 15 conference papers. -super-1 This 'Introduction' identifies areas where global public goods theories need further research. The 'keynote speech' by WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy gives a unique policy perspective on 'Global Governance: From Theory to Practice'. Inge Kaul's paper on 'Global Public Goods Theory: Explaining the Underprovision of International Public Goods and Corrective Strategies' offers a summary--by one of the leading researchers on public goods theory--of the main 'collective action problems' impeding multilevel governance of interdependent public goods. 'The G-20 and Global Economic Governance: Lessons from Multilevel European Governance?', by Jan Wouters and Thomas Ramopoulos, discusses the policy question of whether reforms of the G-20 meetings can and should be inspired by European experiences of multilevel governance. Daniel Esty and Anthony Moffa explore 'Why Climate Change Collective Action has Failed and What Needs to be Done Within and Without the Trade Regime'. One major conclusion of the symposium is that economic and political 'public goods theories' neglect law and constitutionalism as instruments for producing 'aggregate public goods'. Remedying this neglect requires integrating legal and constitutional theories into public goods research. Reconciling, on the one hand, the power-oriented 'ethos of diplomats' focus on promotion of 'national interests' through 'rule by law' with, on the other hand, the justice-oriented 'ethos of constitutional democracies' focus on cosmopolitan rights protecting individual and democratic self-development through 'rule of law' remains the biggest challenge in protecting international 'aggregate public goods' in the 21st century. The Author 2012. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved., Oxford University Press.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.
Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Oxford University Press in its journal Journal of International Economic Law.
Volume (Year): 15 (2012)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Contact details of provider:
Postal: Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford OX2 6DP, UK
Fax: 01865 267 985
Web page: http://www.jiel.oupjournals.org/
You can help add them by filling out this form.
reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.Access and download statisticsgeneral information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Oxford University Press) or (Christopher F. Baum).
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.