This book does not take up the popular enterprise of advising G20 governors what they should do with their forum or criticizing them for not using it to quickly solve many of the world's problems. Nor is it a sanitized account from the inside. It focuses instead on systematically describing what the G20 did and explaining why it did it, using the best concepts and theories that scholars of international relations and global governance have in their analytic repertoire and that are relevant to the task at hand. Here it seeks not to test competing international relations theories with evidence from G20 governance, but to use the key concepts of the former to help provide a more disciplined and insightful account of the G20 itself.
Author: Professor John J. Kirton, University of Toronto, Canada.
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