Saturday, January 26, 2008

Andersen & Lindsnaes: Towards New Global Strategies: Public Goods and Human Rights

Erik André Andersen (Danish Institute for Human Rights) & Birgit Lindsnaes (Danish Institute for Human Rights) have published Towards New Global Strategies: Public Goods and Human Rights (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 2007). Here's the abstract:
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.
Contents include:
  • Erik André Andersen & Birgit Lindsnæs, Introduction
  • Peter Wivel, Natural law as a public good
  • Erik André Andersen & Birgit Lindsnæs, Public goods: Concept, definition, and method
  • Lone Lindholt & Birgit Lindsnæs, On human rights
  • Birgit Lindsnæs, The global and the regional outlook: How can global public goods be advanced from a human rights perspective?
  • Bjørn Møller, Peace as a global public good
  • Erik André Andersen, International institutions for preserving peace and security
  • Rikke Ishøy, The law of war
  • Erik André Andersen, The case of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Hans-Otto Sano, Is good governance a global public good?
  • Hans Henrik Brydensholt & Kristine Yigen, Legal protection and the rule of law as a global public good
  • Kristine Yigen, Curbing corruption: A global public good, The potential of international cooperation
  • Rie Odgaard & Kristine Yigen, Access to global public goods for socially and economically vulnerable groups
  • Anders Jerichow, The right to know
  • Henrik Lindholt & Rikke Frank Jørgensen, Internet access as a global public good
  • Peder Andersen, Research, global public goods and welfare
  • Diego Bang, Education as a global public good
  • Poul Birch Eriksen, Ellen Bangsbo, Jens Kvorning, Lene Lange, Esben Sønderstrup, Uffe Torm, & Ib Bygbjerg, Health is global - and a moving target
  • Jannik Boesen & Poul Erik Lauridsen, (Fresh) water as a human right and a global public good
  • Christian Friis Bach, The international trade system
  • Henrik Brade Johansen, Helle Bank, Jørgensen, & Jens Kvorning, The global responsibility of private companies
  • Erik André Andersen, Peder Andersen, & Birgit Lindsnæs, Problems and potentials in the application of global public goods