Formed in 1999 after the Asian Financial Crisis, the G20 claims to be the world’s pre-eminent steering committee on global finance. While it’s true that the G20 represents many of the world's major economies, it also excludes 174 nations – so can it justifiably argue that it represent global interests?


Daniele Archibugi: Research Director at the Italian National Research Council (CNR) in Rome and Professor of Innovation, Governance and Public Policy at the University of London, Birkbeck College, Department of Management.

Mike Callaghan: Director of the G20 Studies Centre at the Lowy Institute for International Policy.

Jakob Vestergaard: Senior Research at the Danish Institute for International Studies, in Copenhagen.

Peter Hajnal: Research Associate at the University of Toronto, Canada.


Title: The G8 System and the G20: Evolution, Role and Documentation

Author: Peter Hajnal

Publisher: Ashgate

Released: 30 May 2007


Presenter & Producer: Annabelle Quince

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