The Role of International Organizations in Global Migration Governance: Sustainable Development as a Strategy for Extending Global Public Goods
This fourth chapter explores how and why sustainable development (SD) is used by international organizations (IO s) as a strategy for boosting international cooperation on migration, increasing the likelihood of providing global public goods (GPG s). Global public goods and institutional approaches have acknowledged that international governance institutions help to overcome collective action problems (Coleman 1988; Ostrom, 1990; Putnam, 1993). Following this argument, we show that Io s deliberately seek to strengthen cooperation on migration by including fragmented issues related to human mobility in other policy areas. This is a strategy for overcoming the absence of a comprehensive international migration regime.