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Globalization and Summit Reform : An Experiment in International Governance - Peter C. Heap

Globalization and Summit Reform

An Experiment in International Governance

By: Peter C. Heap, P. Martin (Epilogue by), G. Smith (Contribution by)

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This account of the 'L-20 project' describes and analyses a 3-year mobilization designed as an alternative to the political deadlocks preventing progress on critical global issues. The L-20 would include leaders from the existing G-countries, augmented by key regional powers such as China, Brazil, India, Mexico, South Africa and Egypt. The book traces the origins and findings of the project, which generated a broad array of cutting-edge research and over twenty substantive, action-oriented workshops involving hundreds of experts and practitioners around the world. The workshop series examined in detail the operational possibilities for a Leaders Group addressing a range of issues, including infectious disease control, climate change/global warming, energy security, nuclear proliferation, management of international financial crises, and the provision of safe drinking water and sanitation, to name just a few. In the context of a rapidly globalizing world, the book addresses the classical problems of international governance - How do we prevent war? How do we feed the hungry? How do we house the homeless? How do we cure the sick and safeguard the healthy? Featuring a Foreword by Dr. Gordon Smith, an Afterword by the Right Honourable Paul Martin, former Prime Minister of Canada, and a glossary of terms, Globalization and Summit Reform provides a unique, insiders' perspective on the process of international governance and its future prospects.

Forewordp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introduction: Confronting the Horsemenp. xv
Genesis of the L-20 Projectp. 1
Underlying Assumptionsp. 7
Gaps in the Institutional Architecturep. 7
What Do Leaders Do Anyway?p. 11
Taking Aim - Focusing the Projectp. 15
Early Meetingsp. 15
Project Launchp. 16
The First Round of Workshopsp. 19
Adjusting the Trajectoryp. 23
Gathering International Supportp. 23
The Second Roundp. 24
Engaging the United States - The Central Puzzle of Global Governancep. 33
Global Fairness and the Search for Legitimacyp. 39
Globalization and Fairnessp. 39
Concepts of Legitimacyp. 41
The Role of Civil Societyp. 43
New Approaches to Old Problemsp. 45
Lessons Large and Smallp. 51
Role of Leadersp. 51
L-20 Compositionp. 52
Possible Agenda Itemsp. 54
Skepticism and Doubtp. 56
The New World of Networksp. 57
Making the L-20 a Realityp. 61
Managing a Crisisp. 62
Building a Packagep. 66
L-20 Nuts and Boltsp. 69
Composition - One More Timep. 69
Linkages to Existing Institutionsp. 70
Launch Options and Operating Proceduresp. 71
Outside Consultationp. 72
Network of Think Tanksp. 73
Next Stepsp. 75
L-20 in a Changing Worldp. 75
The Next Stage - Breaking Global Deadlocksp. 77
Final Thoughtsp. 81
Back to the Horsemenp. 85
Afterword: Globalization and Summit Reform: A Leader's View by The Right Honourable Paul Martinp. 87
Project Meetingsp. 91
L-20 Composition Optionsp. 93
Project Funders and Meeting Hostsp. 95
Fundersp. 95
Hosts/Partnersp. 95
Post-Workshop Interviewsp. 97
Interview Questionsp. 98
Glossaryp. 99
Referencesp. 103
Indexp. 105
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ISBN: 9780387765310
ISBN-10: 038776531X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 107
Published: 2nd July 2008
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.49  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.34