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Hanging in There: The G7 and G8 Summit in Maturity and Renewal The G7 and G8 Summit in Maturity and Renewal

By Nicholas Bayne Copyright 2000
    246 Pages
    by Routledge

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    This title was first published in 2000:  This inside look at the G7/G8 summits is from an author who combines personal experience of the summit process with academic analysis. It weaves together a critical narrative of the annual summits with essays on their interaction with contemporary trends - interdependence, globalization and the end of the Cold War - and with key international institutions. the summits are judged against their original objectives: reconciling domestic and external pressures, mobilizing collective management and providing political leadership. Readers should take away an understanding of how the leaders of the major industrial democracies have responded to the transformation of the world economy during the late 20th century and how far they have succeeded in reforming the international economic system to meet the next millennium.

    Introduction; 1: Explaining the Summit Cycle; I: Innovation and Establishment; 2: Getting Started: The First and Second Summit Series, 1975–82; 3: Settling Down: The Third Summit Series, 1983–88; 4: Economic Interdependence: The OECD; II: The Mature Summit; 5: Progress and Frustration: The Fourth Summit Series, 1989–93; 6: The End of the Cold War and its Impact; 7: Internationalising Domestic Policy: The Uruguay Round; III: The Renewal of The Summit; 8: The Reform of Other Institutions: The Fifth Series, 1994-97; 9: New Attitudes to International Organisations; 10: The Reform of the Summit Itself: The Sixth Series, 1998-?; 11: Globalisation: Financial Architecture and Debt Relief; Conclusion; 12: The World Catches Up With the Summits


    Nicholas Bayne