Managing from the top: globalisation and the rise of summitry, mid-1970s/early 1980s

Mourlon-Druol, E. (2012) Managing from the top: globalisation and the rise of summitry, mid-1970s/early 1980s. Diplomacy and Statecraft, 23(4), pp. 679-703. (doi:10.1080/09592296.2012.736336)

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Abstract

Regular meetings of heads of state and government seem, in 2012, a common feature of international affairs. About forty years ago, however, such meetings did not really exist: ad hoc summits were the rule. Comparing the emergence of the European Council in 1974 and the G7 in 1975, this article explains why and how summitry has become routine in international politics. To do so, it examines the common roots of both summits, points out the first differences between the two institutions, and, finally, underlines the common challenges they faced and the logic they shared. Taken together, these three parts underline how, despite their obvious differences, the European Council and the G7 created a new dimension of international politics.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mourlon-Druol, Professor Emmanuel
Authors: Mourlon-Druol, E.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Economic and Social History
Journal Name:Diplomacy and Statecraft
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN:0959-2296
ISSN (Online):1557-301X
Published Online:30 November 2012

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