EU coordination in international institutions: policy and process in Gx forums

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Year of publication: 2015
Author(s): Peter Debaere
Palgrave Macmillan

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Abstract

This book examines how and why the European Union (EU) and its member states coordinate for the G7, G8 and G20 (Gx). Relying on extensive new interview material and an online survey completed by 160 European government officials, Peter Debaere comprehensively maps out the different coordination processes for each Gx forum. To understand these coordination patterns, he reviews several causal factors such as the relevance of the Gx and the idea that EU coordination maximizes influence in international institutions. Building on observations in the fields of finance, development, agriculture and others, Debaere carefully develops causal paths that lead to different levels of internal EU coordination for the Gx.