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Summits and Regional Governance : The Americas in Comparative Perspective (Hardcover)
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Despite the large number of regional and global summits there is very little known about the functioning and impact of this particular type of diplomatic practice. While recognizing that the growing importance of summits is a universal phenomenon, this volume takes advantage of the richness of the Americas experiment to offer a theoretically grounded comparative analysis of contemporary summitry.
The book addresses questions such as:
- How effective have summits been ?
- How have civil society and other non-state actors been involved in summits?
- How have summits impacted on the management of regional affairs?
Filling a significant void in the literature, this volume offers an original contribution helping to understand how summitry has become a central feature of world politics. It will be of great interest to students and scholars of diplomacy, international organizations, and global/regional governance.
Despite the large volume of regional and international summits there is very little known about the functioning and impact of modern-day summitry, not only in the Americas but also in other regions of the world. The contributors to this volume offers a theoretically grounded comparative analysis of contemporary regional summitry.
The work addresses questions such as:
- How effective have these summits been as diplomatic instruments for regional governance?
- How have the leaders managed the complexity of so many diplomatic agendas?
- How has civil society been involved?
- Have summits impacted on the management of national affairs?
Filling a significant void in the literature and offering an original contribution to our understanding of summitry as a central feature of contemporary international affair this work will be of great interest to students and scholars of international organizations and regional governance.