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Reforming from the top [electronic resource] : a Leaders' 20 Summit /
edited by John English, Ramesh Thakur, and Andrew F. Cooper.
imprint
Tokyo, Japan ; New York : United Nations University Press, c2005.
description
xx, 319 p. : ill., map.
ISBN
9280811185 (pbk.)
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Tokyo, Japan ; New York : United Nations University Press, c2005.
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9280811185 (pbk.)
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
11810362
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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This volume explores whether the creation of an L20 (leaders summit of 20 nations) is a feasible possibility. It offers thematic and geographic arguments in favour with a particular emphasis on the larger role that it could play in bringing about reform of the global economic and financial systems.
Long Description
The system of global governance is under serious challenge. Some scholars and practitioners have suggested that the time has come for the establishment of new multilateral forums that reflect 21st century realities. One option attracting increased attention is to create a summit of the leaders of 20 nations (L20), an institution that draws its inspiration from both the current G7/8 leaders' meetings and the G20 finance ministers' meetings. This book explores whether the creation of an L20 is a feasible possibility. It offers thematic and geographic arguments in favor of the L20, with a particular emphasis on the larger role that it could play in bringing about reform of the global economic and financial systems. The book concludes with a discussion of the changing nature of relationships in a globalized world, and makes a case for why an L20 would be a worthwhile addition to the international architecture.
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The system of global governance is under serious challenge. Some scholars and practitioners have suggested that the time has come for the establishment of new multilateral forums that reflect 21st century realities. One option attracting increased attention is to create a summit of the leaders of 20 nations (L20), an institution that draws its inspiration from both the current G7/8 leaders' meetings and the G20 finance ministers' meetings. This book explores whether the creation of an L20 is a feasible possibility. It offers thematic and geographic arguments in favor of the L20, with a particular emphasis on the larger role that it could play in bringing about reform of the global economic and financial systems.
Table of Contents
Figuresp. vii
List of contributorsp. viii
Acknowledgementsp. xiv
List of abbreviationsp. xix
Introduction: Reforming the international system from the top - a Leaders' 20 Summitp. 1
Making change happen at the global levelp. 25
Anticipating the future: A political agenda for global economic governancep. 46
A Leaders' 20 Summit?p. 63
Multilateralism and the limits of global governancep. 72
Balancing act: Japan's strategy in global and regional financial governancep. 97
The political economy of dissent: Global publics after Cancunp. 121
Toward multilateral reform: The G20's contributionp. 141
On sherpas and coolies: The L20 and non-Brahmanical futuresp. 169
China's evolving global viewp. 187
Brazil's multiple forms of external engagement: Foreign policy dilemmasp. 201
South Africa: Beyond the impasse in global governancep. 230
The L20 and the restructuring of the international economic order: An Egyptian perspectivep. 260
Government networks, world order, and the L20p. 281
The L20 in the twenty-first centuryp. 296
Indexp. 312
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