How informality can address emerging issues : making the most of the G7

Authors: Morin, Jean-Frédéric; Dobson, Hugo; Peacock, Claire; Prys-Hansen, Miriam; Anne, AbdoulayeBélanger, Louis; Dietsch, Peter; Fabian, Judit; Kirton, John J.; Marchetti, Raffaele; Romano, Simone; Schreurs, Miranda; Silve, Arthur; Vallet, Elisabeth
Abstract: The Group of Seven (G7) leaders met for their 44th annual summit in Charlevoix, Canada in June 2018. Although the G7 has outlived many institutions of global governance, perennial doubts are cast upon it, particularly regarding its legitimacy and achievements. The Think 7/Idées 7 is a group of 35 scholars from all over the world who met from 21 to 23 May, 2018 at Laval University, Quebec City to identify key themes to be addressed at the Charlevoix Summit, communicating its findings to the G7 leaders’ personal representatives. This Policy Insights paper builds on these discussions and looks ahead to the 2019 Biarritz Summit by making recommendations of how the G7 can play a leadership role. We argue that it should address new, unprecedented and highly disruptive issues that characterise our complex world, rather than well-understood international problems that fit into existing categories. We argue that the G7 can do this by playing to its strengths – informality and like-mindedness in particular – in addressing emerging and transversal issues such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and cryptocurrencies.
Document Type: Article de recherche
Issue Date: 29 March 2019
Open Access Date: 24 August 2021
Document version: AM
This document was published in: Global Policy, Vol. (2), 1, 1-13 (2019)
University of Durham John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Alternative version: 10.1111/1758-5899.12668
Collection:Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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