The G8 System and the G20: Evolution, Role and Documentaion / Edition 2

The G8 System and the G20: Evolution, Role and Documentaion / Edition 2

by Peter I. Hajnal
     
 

Following on from Hajnal's acclaimed book The G7/G8 System, this volume discusses the origins, characteristics, evolution, role and agenda of the G7 and G8 system, including a systematic survey of its components.

The Group of Eight has become a central actor in global governance with a steadily expanding role and agenda. The leaders' summits remain at the apex of

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Following on from Hajnal's acclaimed book The G7/G8 System, this volume discusses the origins, characteristics, evolution, role and agenda of the G7 and G8 system, including a systematic survey of its components.

The Group of Eight has become a central actor in global governance with a steadily expanding role and agenda. The leaders' summits remain at the apex of the G8 system, but the leaders' work is complemented by intensifying and expanding networks of ministerial fora as well as various task forces and expert groups. Some of these entities, initially launched by the leaders, have taken on a life of their own with an agenda that diverges from the main concerns of the summits.

Following on from Hajnal's acclaimed book The G7/G8 System, this volume discusses the origins, characteristics, evolution, role and agenda of the G7 and G8 system, including a systematic survey of its components. It introduces the major debates about the G7 and G8, looks at proposals to reform the G8-G20 and provides a detailed study of the complex, elusive and changing patterns of documentation of the broader G8-G20 system, including electronic information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754645504
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
05/30/2007
Series:
Global Finance Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword, Sir Nicholas Bayne
Preface
Introduction
Origins of the G7 summit
The summit meetings
The players: members, potential members, and unofficial associates
The G7 and G8 summit agenda
The G7 and G8 system
Appendix: the G7 and G8 system (summary list)
G7 and G8 relations with international organizations
G7 and G8 relations with the business sector
The role of civil society
Evaluating the summits
The G20 and its documentation
Reform of the G7, G8 and G20
Documentation of the summits
Documentation of ministerial fora, task forces, working groups and expert groups
Other sources of information about the G7 and G8 system and the G20
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

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