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Public Goods, Global

  • By: Inge Kaul
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
  • Edited by: Helmut K. Anheier & Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Subject:Globalization, Social Policy (general), Cultural Geography

Public goods are essential for social order in all societies—from small communities to global society. The concept of public goods forms a core element of public economics theory and implies that certain shared attributes of society affect everyone in a community. ...

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