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Why Cooperate?: The Incentive to Supply Global Public Goods

Scott Barrett

Abstract

Climate change, nuclear proliferation, and the threat of a global pandemic have the potential to impact each of our lives. Preventing these threats poses a serious global challenge, but ignoring them could have disastrous consequences. How do we engineer institutions to change incentives so that these global public goods are provided? This book provides an introduction to the issues surrounding the provision of global public goods. Using a variety of examples to illustrate past successes and failures, the book shows how international cooperation, institutional design, and the clever use of inc ... More

Keywords: climate change, nuclear proliferation, global pandemic, institutions, incentives, global public goods, international cooperation, institutional design

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199211890
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211890.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Scott Barrett, author
Professor and Director of International Policy, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, and Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, Yale University
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