Pure Public Goods and Beyond: How Legitimate International Courts Can Help Secure Global Public Goods Worth Having.
Book chapter by Andreas Føllesdal in Protecting Community Interests through International Law (Zyberi 2021)
About the book:
This edited volume analyzes the function and role of international law in a framework of increased global governance by focusing on how ‘community interests’ are articulated and protected and how global public goods are provided in various domains. The chapters analyze the concept of ‘community interests’ and the adequacy and effectiveness of the institutional framework and mechanisms established under international law to protect and safeguard them.
The volume is divided into four parts and begins with a preface by Judge Bruno Simma, who has pioneered work in this area. The first part of the book addresses some general issues, such as defining community interests, examining various forms of governance at the juncture of public and private international law, and whether international law and international courts are effective in providing so-called ‘public goods’.