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The G20’s role in legitimating global capitalism: beyond crisis diplomacy?

Slaughter, Steven 2015, The G20’s role in legitimating global capitalism: beyond crisis diplomacy?, Contemporary politics, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 384-398, doi: 10.1080/13569775.2015.1013292.

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Title The G20’s role in legitimating global capitalism: beyond crisis diplomacy?
Author(s) Slaughter, StevenORCID iD for Slaughter, Steven orcid.org/0000-0003-4385-6151
Journal name Contemporary politics
Volume number 21
Issue number 4
Start page 384
End page 398
Total pages 15
Publisher Taylor and Francis
Place of publication Oxford, Eng.
Publication date 2015
ISSN 1356-9775
1469-3631
Summary The rising profile of the G20 in the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis has led to various forms of concern about the legitimacy of this forum. While debates about the legitimacy of the G20 are important and ongoing, they overlook the important observation that the G20 is also attempting to perform a key role in legitimating global capitalism. This role of legitimating global capitalism emphasises the importance of the G20 to act, and be seen to act, to normalise global capitalism, to strengthen global economic governance, and also facilitate a political consensus with regard to key policy issues. This essay critically examines the role that the G20 plays in legitimating global capitalism and contends that the G20 is not just a technical forum of international policy-making but also a political forum for creating and performing visible responses to problems which are seen to be socially responsive.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/13569775.2015.1013292
Field of Research 160607 International Relations
Socio Economic Objective 940303 International Organisations
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, Taylor and Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30079635

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