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Middle Powers and G20 Governance

 


 About the Book

The G20 is evolving into a dynamic institution making complex, yet distinctly valuable, contributions to the burgeoning system of global governance. Two years after the outbreak of the global financial crisis in 2009, the Asan Institute for Policy Studies invited a group of distinguished policymakers and scholars to a conference in Seoul to discuss the politics of the G20. Entitled “Middle Powers and Caucusing in Global Governance: Do Middle Powers Need Their Own Summit?” the conference was an attempt to better understand the internal politics and dynamics of the G20 so as to articulate a path for its future development.

This volume reflects the diverse perspectives presented on each of the major governance groups that contribute directly and indirectly to the G20 political process. It examines how the various groups interact and what the outcomes have been of such interactions. A fresh conceptualization of a G20 system composed of groups of nations that can both balance against, as well as support, one another is presented. Of particular importance is the role of middle-power nations such as South Korea, Canada, and Australia as bridge-builders between the North and the South, the G7/8, and the BRICS.

 

About the Editor

Mo Jongryn is a professor of international political economy at the Graduate School of International Studies at Yonsei University and the director of the Center for Global Governance at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. Prior to joining Yonsei, Professor Mo was an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin. His areas of specialization are international political economy, East Asian development, political economics, and political bargaining. He received his B.A. in economics from Cornell University, M.S. in social science from the California Institute of Technology, and Ph.D. in political economics from Stanford University.

 

Contents

1.) Richard Gowan, The G8’’s Minor Comeback and the Real Politics of the West

2.) Pang Zhongying, China and Global Governance: Will China Finally Take the Lead for the New Globally Governable World?

3.) Stephen D. Krasner and Mo Jongryn, Regime Building in the Competitive World Order: The Case of the G20

4.) Andrew F. Cooper and Mo Jongryn, The Middle 7 Initiative

About Experts

Mo Jongryn
Mo Jongryn

Global Governance Program / Center for Global Governance

Dr. MO Jongryn is a visiting research fellow in the Global Governance Program in the Center for Global Governance at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. Dr. Mo also serves as vice president for International Affairs at Yonsei University and maintains non-residence affiliations with the Hoover Institution and Stanford University. Previously, Dr. Mo was an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of Korean Political and Economic Development: Crisis, Security and Institutional Rebalancing (with Barry Weingast, 2013), The Rise of Korean Leadership: Emerging Powers and Liberal International Order (with John Ikenberry, 2013), and editor of Middle Powers and G20 Governance (2013). Dr. Mo received his B.A. in economics from Cornell University, M.S. in social science from the California Institute of Technology, and Ph.D. in political economics from Stanford University.