Presses de Sciences Po
Le G20, laboratoire d'un monde émergent
Title Le G20, laboratoire d'un monde émergent
Edition First Edition
Collection Nouveaux Débats
Publisher Presses de Sciences Po
Audience 01 General / trade
CLIL (Version 2013-2019) 3283 SCIENCES POLITIQUES
Title First Published 17 October 2011
Subject Scheme Identifier Code      93 Thema subject category: JP

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ISBN-10 2-7246-1221-3
ISBN-13 978-2-7246-1221-9
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782724612219
Reference no. 978-2-7246-1221-9
Publication Date 17 October 2011
Weight 155 gr
List Price 15.50 €

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ISBN-10 2724688201
ISBN-13 9782724688207
Publication Date 17 October 2011
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The Group of Twenty (G20) is heterogeneous assembly made in the image of a changing world. Neither a group of the global north, like the G8, nor from the south, like the G77, it reunites developing and "emerging" countries which are simultaneously rich and poor (India and Brazil), democracies and authoritarian regimes (China, Russia), and governments both secular and religious (Saudi Arabia, Indonesia). Unlike bodies reserved for individual States, it includes a regional organization, the European Union, the 20th member of the G20.

In diversifying its representatives – UN agencies, the business world, social partners – it responds to a growing demand for international participation. It has favored a redistribution of power, long called for by the FMI. Could it also help reform the UN?

Neither a global directory nor a new world order, nor a crisis team for failing economies, the G20 appears more as a venue for observation, experimentation and invention of new modes of international cooperation at the heart of a doubly "emerging" world.

The author: Karoline Postel-Vinay is a Director of Research at Sciences Po, at the Centre of International Studies and Research. She is notably the author of L'Occident et sa bonne parole. Nos représentations du monde, de l'Europe coloniale à l'Amérique hégémonique (2005).


Introduction Pour une relecture politique du G20

Chapitre 1 / Le G20 dans la constellation des « G »
L'établissement du G20 : 1997-2008
La multiplication des « G » et autres groupements d'États depuis 1945
Le G20, un « sommet » ou un « réseau » d'États ?

Chapitre 2 / Le G20 est-il légitime ?
Définir la légitimité internationale
Le G20 contre l'ONU ?
Le G20 à la place du G8 ?

Chapitre 3 La fin de « l'Occident et les autres »
Les métamorphoses du Sud
Redessiner le monde

Conclusion Un nouveau grand récit géopolitique ?