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Title: Complex multilateralism in global economic governance : the case of India, South Africa and the G20
Author: Carey , Brendan John
Awarding Body: Queen's University Belfast
Current Institution: Queen's University Belfast
Date of Award: 2013
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This thesis examines the roles played by Indian and South African actors in the G20 networks. It explores the mechanisms, internal dynamics and evolution of the networks and also how Indian and South African actors contribute to G20 outcome formulation and consensus dissemination. The study adopts a process-focussed approach in order to examine the diverse logics of interaction which shape G20 outcomes. The study provides the most significant empirical study of the evolution of Indian and South African participation in the G20 to date. It also provides a comprehensive account of the G20's evolving roles in steering IMF governance reforms, in crisis management and response and in global development governance. The thesis details how IMF governance reforms have been G20 led since 2006 and how G20 deputy deliberations have incrementally overcome seemingly intractable conflicts outside of the more formal confines of the IMF executive board. With regards crisis management and response, the G20 has twice played a crucial overseeing role. The thesis illustrates in particular how Indian perspectives on G20 post crisis management have carried more weight since 2008. With regards global development governance, the G20 has undergone a partial and contested developmental turn since the creation of the leaders' level networks. South African G20 participants, as representatives of the only African G20 member, have adopted a niche leadership role in this developmental turn. Overall South Africa is positioned as an engaged middle power in the G20, whose G20 representatives draw upon honest brokerage and leverage their African leadership role as key sources of G20 influence. Meanwhile, Indian G20 participants are positioned as representatives of an increasingly engaged rising power, who nevertheless primarily focus their G20 efforts on endeavours to prevent the G20 from overly encroaching on Indian policy space.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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