By Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol,Federico Romero
This quantity is the 1st certain examine of the emergence of standard and common heads of presidency conferences (summits), masking the interval from the mid-1970s to the early 1990s.
Summit conferences of heads of presidency became 'banal' in cutting-edge international. but they seem to be a rather contemporary perform that took off in simple terms within the mid-1970s. the purpose of the booklet is to discover the origins of this new function of world governance in its ancient context. Why did heads of Western governments choose to on a regular basis join up within the ecu Council and the G7? What have been they aiming at? How have been those conferences run and what outcomes did they've got? How did different actors of diplomacy – states in addition to non-state and/or transnational actors - react to this alteration?
Based on newly published archival fabric, International Summitry and international Governance investigates the increase of normal foreign summitry and its effect on diplomacy. the amount brings jointly the easiest experts of this new box of ancient enquiry on the way to discover these positive aspects of world governance of their ancient context, and open up an interdisciplinary discussion with social scientists who've studied summits from their very own disciplinary perspectives.
This ebook should be of a lot curiosity to scholars of overseas historical past, chilly struggle reports, worldwide governance, international coverage and IR in general.