Networks of Influence?: Developing Countries in a Networked Global Order

Hardcover | June 15, 2009

EditorLeonardo Martinez-Diaz, Ngaire Woods

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Networks are thriving in global politics. Some bring policy-makers from different countries together to share problems and to forge possible solutions, free from rules of representation, decision-making, and transparency which constrain more formal international organizations. This book askswhether developing countries can benefit from such networks? Or are they safer to conduct their international relations in formal institutions? The answer varies. The key lies in how the network is structured and what it sets out to achieve. This book presents a fascinating account of how somenetworks have strengthened the position of developing country officials, both at home, and in their international negotiations. Equally, it points to conditions which make it perilous for developing countries to rely on networks.

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Networks are thriving in global politics. Some bring policy-makers from different countries together to share problems and to forge possible solutions, free from rules of representation, decision-making, and transparency which constrain more formal international organizations. This book askswhether developing countries can benefit from...

Ngaire Woods is Professor of International Political Economy at Oxford University and Director of the Global Economic Governance Programme at University College, Oxford. Her recent books include The Politics of Global Regulation (edited with Walter Mattli, Princeton University Press, 2009), The Globalizers: the IMF, the World Bank and...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:June 15, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Leonardo Martinez-Diaz and Ngaire Woods: Introduction: Developing Countries in a Networked Global Order1. Vanessa Rubio-Marquez: The G20: A Practitioner's Perspective2. Leonardo Martinez-Diaz: The G20 After Eight Years: How Effective a Vehicle for Developing-Country Influence?3. Helen E. S. Nesadurai: Finance Ministers and Central Bankers in East Asian Financial Cooperation4. Jochen Prantl: Voice for the Weak: ECOSOC ad hoc Advisory Groups on African Countries Emerging from Conflict5. Myles Wickstead, A Commentary by Sir Nicholas Bayne: The Commission for Africa: A View through the Prism of Networks6. Khadija Bah: Africa's G4 Network7. Matthew Martin, Commentary by Gerald Helleiner: The Heavily Indebted Poor Countries' Finance Ministers Network8. Alex Matheson, with contributions from Mickie Schoch and Dirk-Jan Kraan: Networking of Senior Budget Officials9. Kenneth G. Coates, Commentary by Richard Webb: The Centre for Latin American Monetary Studies and its Central Bankers' NetworksLeonardo Martinez-Diaz and Ngaire Woods: Conclusion: Networks of Influence?