Trust, Verify or Incentivize? Effectuating Public International Law Regulating Public Goods Through Market Mechanisms
Published in: 104th Proceedings of the American Society of International Law, 2011, pp. 153 - 156.
7 Pages Posted: 18 Apr 2010 Last revised: 16 Jul 2014
Date Written: April 1, 2010
Traditionally, the enforcement of public international law (PIL) was a task of states: its addressees and its enforcers were states. That has changed recently. Whereas the influence of private market actors on the making of PIL has been extensively analyzed, their influence on its enforcement has been neglected, although the idea of using private interests in order to foster social goals has a long history. This article draws on theoretical insights of a rational-choice approach to PIL in order to analyze the prerequisites of effectuating PIL through private-market-actor incentives and market mechanisms, with a special view to International Public Goods and Commons.
Keywords: Public International Law, Public Goods
JEL Classification: K33, F55, F59
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