China’s G20 Leadership: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

China’s G20 Leadership

1st Edition

By John J. Kirton


192 pages

Look Inside
Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Hardback: 9781472479488
pub: 2016-06-09
SAVE ~$33.00
eBook (VitalSource) : 9781315571645
pub: 2016-06-10
from $28.98

FREE Standard Shipping!


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


About the Author

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.

About the Series

Global Governance

Global Governance

Global Governance

Series Editor: John J. Kirton, University of Toronto, Canada

Global governance is growing rapidly to meet the compounding challenges of a globalized 21st-century world. Many issues once dealt with largely at the local, national or regional level are now going global, in the economic, social and political-security domains. In response, new and renewed intergovernmental institutions are arising and adapting, multilevel governance is expanding, and sub-national actors are playing a greater role, and create complex combinations and private-partnerships to this end.

This series focuses on the new dynamics of global governance in the 21st century by:

  • Addressing the changes in the structure, operation and impact of individual intergovernmental institutions, above all their innovative responses to the growing global challenges they confront.
  • Exploring how they affect, are affected by and relate to non-state actors of global relevance and reach.
  • Examining the processes of cooperation, competition and convergence among international institutions and the many global governance gaps where global challenges such as terrorism, transnational crime and energy do not confront powerful international institutions devoted to their control.
  • Dealing with how global institutions govern the links among key issues such as climate change and health.

In all cases, it focuses on the central questions of how global governance institutions and processes generate the effective, legitimate, accountable results required to govern today’s interconnected, complex, uncertain and crisis-ridden world.

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings: