This new book, part of Routledge's leading "Global Institutions "Series, is a highly accessible introduction to the history, present and future of the G7/8.
This crucial institution in world affairs is assessed by an clear set of chapters probing its key facets of its present and future:
* history and development
* key players in the summit process: prime ministers, presidents and ministers
* perspectives of member states
* summits domestic impacts and significance
* current debates in historical perspective
* key criticisms and new challenges
* emerging issues and future directions
This book is essential reading for all students of international relations, politics and of world affairs and history.