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1st Edition

China’s G20 Leadership

ISBN 9780367281427
Published July 29, 2019 by Routledge
208 Pages

USD $49.95

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Book Description

Kirton offers a comprehensive, systematic examination of China’s G20 approach, diplomacy and influence since the G20’s start as a forum for finance ministers and central bankers in 1999. This comprehensive reference tool works its way through China’s elevation to the leaders’ level with summits from 2008-2014, to the prospects for its Antalya Summit in November 2014 and above all China’s first summit as host in Hangzhou in the autumn of 2016. This book contains a full treatment of China’s role in the summits from 2011 to 2014, and China’s plans, role and prospects for the summits in 2015 and 2016. Analytically, it develops and tests at the level of a single member country the systemic hub model of G20 governance that was developed for and guided in Kirton’s 2013 book, G20 Governance for a Globalized World.

Table of Contents


List of Tables *

Preface *

Acknowledgements *

Abbreviations and Acronyms *

1 Introduction *

2 China in the Finance G20, 1997–2008 *

3 China’s Global Crisis Summitry, 2008–09 *

4 China’s Eurocrisis Summitry, 2010–12 *

5 China’s Global Steering Summitry, 2013–15 *

6 China’s Hangzhou Summit 2016 *

7 Dimensions and Drivers of China’s Performance *

8 Conclusion *

Appendices *

Bibliography *

Index 142


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John J. Kirton is a professor of political science, co-director and founder of the G20 Research Group, and the director and founder of the G7 Research Group, as well as the co-director of the BRICS Research Group and the Global Health Development Program, at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Trinity College in the University of Toronto, Canada.