The G8,the United Nations and Conflict Prevention

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This innovative and forward looking work examines the Genoa summit agenda with a view to strengthening international conflict prevention institutions and identifying and analyzing economic early warning indicators. It devotes particular attention to the Italian contribution and approach and the ways in which it can be effectively implemented following the summit. The first book to compare the role of the G8 and the United Nations in conflict prevention and human security, The G8, the United Nations and Conflict Prevention will be essential reading for academics, government officials and members of the business and media communities.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780754608790
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 12/1/2003
  • Series: The G8 and Global Governance Series
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
List of Contributors
Preface and Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
1 Introduction: The G8's Role in Global Conflict Prevention 1
2 Concentrating the Mind: Decision Making in the G7/8 System 21
3 The Intricacies of Summit Preparation and Consensus Building 39
4 The G8 and Conflict Prevention: From Promise to Practice? 43
5 The G8 and Conflict Prevention: Commitment, Compliance, and Systemic Contributions 59
6 Conflict Prevention: Performances, Prospects, and Potential 87
7 U.S. Approaches to International Conflict Prevention and the Role of Allies and International Institutions 103
8 Advancing the European Union's Conflict Prevention Policy 113
9 The G8's Role in Promoting Financial Stability 143
10 Foreign Aid: An Effective Medicine, an Addictive Drug, or a Social Placebo? 157
11 Socioeconomic Vulnerability Analysis and the Culture of Prevention in the Globalisation Era 179
12 From Good Intentions to Good Practice: The G8 and the Future of Conflict Prevention 195
Analytical App. A Performance Assessment, Overall and by Issue, 1996-2002 217
Analytical App. B Performance Assessment, by Country, 1996-2002 219
Analytical App. C Commitments and Significance by Issue, 1994, 2000, 2001 221
Documentary App. D Conclusions of the G8 Foreign Ministers' Meeting, Rome, 18-19 July 2001 225
Documentary App. E Statement on Middle East: Conclusions of the G8 Foreign Ministers' Meeting, Rome, 19 July 2001 237
Documentary App. F Statement by the G8 Leaders (Death in Genoa), Genoa, 21 July 2001 239
Documentary App. G G8 Communique, Genoa, 22 July 2001 241
Documentary App. H G8 Foreign Ministers' Statement on Afghanistan, 26 November 2001 249
Documentary App. I G8 Foreign Ministers' Statement on India and Pakistan, 28 December 2001 251
Documentary App. J G8 Foreign Ministers' Statement on India and Pakistan, 31 May 2002 253
Documentary App. K G8 Foreign Ministers' Statement on Afghanistan Whistler, 12 June 2002 255
Documentary App. L G8 Foreign Ministers' Progress Report on the Fight against Terrorism Whistler, 12 June 2002 257
Documentary App. M Canadian Chair's Statement, G8 Foreign Ministers' Meeting, Whistler, 13 June 2002 261
Documentary App. N G8 Initiative on Conflict and Development, G8 Foreign Ministers' Meeting, Whistler, 13 June 2002 265
Documentary App. O G8 Conflict Prevention: Disarmament, Demobilisation, and Reintegration, G8 Foreign Ministers' Meeting, Whistler, 13 June 2002 269
Documentary App. P G8 Recommendations on Counter-Terrorism, G8 Foreign Ministers' Meeting Whistler, 13 June 2002 273
Documentary App. Q Co-operative G8 Action on Transport Security, Kananaskis, 26 June 2002 281
Documentary App. R The Kananaskis Summit Chair's Summary, Kananaskis, 27 June 2002 285
Documentary App. S The G8 Global Partnership against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction, Kananaskis, 27 June 2002 289
Documentary App. T Statement by G8 Foreign Ministers in Connection with Terrorist Hostage Taking in Moscow 25 October 2002 293
Bibliography 295
Index 317
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