Special journal issue Volume 26.4: A decade of G20 summitry

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A special issue of our journal is now online. The title of Volume 26.4 is: ‘A decade of G20 summitry: Assessing the benefits, limitations and future of global club governance in turbulent times’

In 2008 the G20 met for the first time at the level of heads of state and government in the midst of the global financial crisis. In the following year the G20 coordinated collective actions that helped to contain the worst effects of the financial crisis. A decade later, the G20 is dealing with an underlying systemic crisis fuelled by challenges to rules-based international cooperation from major countries as well as criticism regarding its effectiveness and legitimacy. This special issue focuses on the institutional evolution and reform of the G20, its effectiveness in dealing with global challenges and the specific role of rising powers in this club governance structure. The contribution of this special issue lies in its emphasis on institutional perspectives and its discussion of the social purpose of club governance after more than ten years of G20 summitry. It does so by covering this question from a range of perspectives including the group’s relationship to Africa, BRICS and other rising powers.  We are pleased that a number of these articles will be published open access. These have been noted below.

Access it online:  ‘A decade of G20 summitry: Assessing the benefits, limitations and future of global club governance in turbulent times’

Original Articles

A decade of G20 summitry: Assessing the benefits, limitations and future of global club governance in turbulent times (Open Access)
By Axel Berger, Andrew F Cooper and Sven Grimm

The G20 is dead as a crisis or steering committee: Long live the G20 as hybrid focal point
By Andrew Cooper

Governance networks shaping the G20 through inclusivity practices
By Jonathan Luckhurst

Untapped potential: How the G20 can strengthen global governance (Open Access)
By Robert Benson and Michael Zürn

The G20@10: Time to shift gears
By Inge Kaul

Africa and the G20: A relational view of African agency in global governance
By Faith Mabera

Interaction between the G20 agenda and members’ national-level policy: A theoretical model for increasing G20 effectiveness
By Alex He

The effectiveness-legitimacy nexus in the G20’s Development Working Group: A view from Mexico
By Rebecka Villanueva Ulfgard and Bernadette Vega

The G20 and BRICS: Engaging with international institutions for global governance
By Marina Larionova and Andrey Shelepov

G20 rising powers’ status seeking through social creativity: The case of South-South development co-operation
By Emel Parlar Dal and Damiratou Dipama

Club governance and legitimacy: The perspective of old and rising powers on the G7 and the G20  (Open Access)
By Clara Brandi

Review Essay

Evaluating the G20 at 20 years
By Paola Subacchi

Book Reviews

Land Rights, Biodiversity Conversation and Justice: Rethinking People and Parks by Sharlene Mollett and Thembela Kepe (eds)
Reviewed by Scott Burnett

Reviewing the Responsibility to Protect: Origins, Implementation and Controversies by Ramesh Thakur
Reviewed by Anthony Bizos

Fighting for Peace in Somalia: A history and Analysis of the African Union Mission (AMISOM), 2007-2017 by Paul D Williams
Reviewed by Omar Mahmood

Handbook on the International Political Economy of Gender by Juanita Elias and Adrienne Roberts (eds)
Reviewed by Amanda Gouws

Guest Editors:  Axel Burger, Andrew F Cooper and Sven Grimm

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