The G20 @ 10: Benefits, limitations and the future of global club governance in turbulent times
Bonn, 23.10.2018 bis 24.10.2018
German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Chatham House, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS)
The G20 will meet at the end of 2018 for their annual summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In contrast to its early years, the G20 today is not dealing with another financial crisis which threatens a global recession, but with underlying economic problems and a set of political crises on various levels. A fundamental unease with economic globalisation and international cooperation can be observed in some major G20 countries which is fueled by increasing socio‐economic inequalities.
At the same time, the G20 has evolved in terms of the depth of the underlying process and the breadth of topics that are on the agenda. The number of G20 stakeholders has been growing. Also, rather than emphasizing exclusivity of the club, inclusivity (or outreach) is deemed relevant for legitimacy and it has become a tradition for the annual presidencies to interact with the so-called engagement groups (B20, C20, L20, S20, W20 or T20 – including the T20Africa Standing Group) and invite additional countries as guests.
The G20’s agenda has been growing over the years beyond core economic issues such as financial stability and economic growth to incorporate issues such as sustainable development, climate change, digitalization, women’s empowerment and migration. As a result, expectations towards the club have shifted from economic crisis management to the role of a facilitator for structural change on the global and domestic level. As the G20 has evolved into an increasingly wide‐ranging club governance structure, critics have raised numerous concerns with regard to effectiveness, legitimacy and its relation with multilateral organisations.
Against a challenging global context this conference will draw on novel empirical research to inform policy discussions about the future agendas, policies and institutional structures of club governance formats such as the G20, G7, BRICS or MIKTA. The conference aims at bringing together researchers representing different regions of the world, disciplines and methodological approaches. The conference will combine academically focused panels with keynotes and roundtable discussions involving high‐ranking policymakers and representatives from business and civil society.
23.10.2018 bis 24.10.2018 / 09:00 - 18:00
- A1_Haldenwang_fiscal equivalence
- A1_Heitmüller_Why follow G20s lead
- A1_Singh_Learning from Successes
- A2_Sharma_Overhaul, Handicap and Revival
- A2_Tigere_G20 and International Institutions
- B1_Hilbrich_Input Legitimacy
- B1_Kaul_Time to Shift Gears
- B1_Li_Established Mechanism
- B2_Dal_Middle Powers
- B2_Meena_Alternative Regionalization
- B2_Baydag_Forum shopping
- C1_Bertelsmann Scott_G20 Africa Monitor
- C1_Luckhurst_Governance Networks
- C2_Hirst_Energy Policy
- C2_Yu_Global Energy Governance
- C2_Unger_Climate Protection
- D1_Schlier_World's Debate Club
- D1_Villanueva_reconciling effectiveness and legitimac
- E1_Bandyopadhyay_Infrastructure gap
- E1_Fischer_Taking Stock
- E2_He_G20 and national level
- F2_Erdil_A Room for Global Club
- F2_Kohli_G20 Effectiveness