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The G7, Anti-Globalism and the Governance of Globalization

1st Edition

Edited by Chiara Oldani, Jan Wouters


182 pages | 17 B/W Illus.

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The G7, a self-selected club of like-minded industrialized countries, looks at first glance ill-suited to address current anti-globalist concerns. Despite this, it has successfully confronted anti-globalization, populist and protectionist pressures by focussing on concerns surrounding the destruction of the natural environment, immigration, transnational crime, drugs, disease and terrorism, thus demonstrating the social and ecological advantages that globalization brings.

Exploring how the world’s oldest informal summit institution continues to respond to rising anti-globalisation, populism and protectionism, this book investigates the contribution the G7 makes to global governance through its actions and accountability of its members. The expert contributors analyse from different perspectives the issues that have contributed to the rise of populism and protectionism, and how well the G7 has responded to them. Each contribution identifies avenues that might allow renewing and strengthening the role of the G7 in times of global change, with a view of strengthening its legitimacy and effectiveness.

It will be of interest to policy makers, diplomats, scholars of international relations, international political economy, diplomacy, summitry and global governance. The issues discussed will also be particularly relevant to those working for civil society and non-governmental organizations seeking to participate in governance forums or to influence those who do.

Table of Contents

  1. The G7, Anti-Globalism and the Governance of Globalization: Setting the Scene
  2. Chiara Oldani, Jan Wouters and Alex Andrione-Moylan

  3. Advancing Global Openness: G7 Governance of Globalization
  4. John J. Kirton

  5. The Master Frames of Globalization and the G7: Beyond the Left and Right Cleavage
  6. Raffaele Marchetti

  7. The Role of the EU in the G7 in Times of Populism, Nationalism and Anti-Globalism
  8. Jan Wouters and Sven Van Kerckhoven

  9. G7 Governance of Climate Change: The Search for Effectiveness
  10. John J. Kirton, Ella Kokotsis and Brittaney Warren

  11. Government Debt, Economic Fundamentals and OTC Derivatives in the G7
  12. Chiara Oldani

  13. Growth and Productivity in the G7: The Impact of Foreign Capital Composition and Institutional Quality
  14. Tatiana Cesaroni and Roberta de Santis

  15. Out of the Ashes? Reflecting on the Future of Global Governance

Alex Andrione-Moylan, Jan Wouters and Chiara Oldani

About the Editors

Chiara Oldani is Professor of Monetary Economics and Economic Policy at the University of Viterbo 'La Tuscia' and Director of the G7/G8 Research Group in Italy.

Jan Wouters is Full Professor of International Law and International Organizations, Jean Monnet Chair ad personam EU and Global Governance, and founding Director of the Institute for International Law and of the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies.

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.

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