Griffith Asia Institute Research Seminar: Global Summit Prenegotiation: The Case of the G20 Australian Presidency

Griffith Asia Institute Research Seminar: Global Summit Prenegotiation: The Case of the G20 Australian Presidency
Griffith Asia Institute Research Seminar: Global Summit Prenegotiation: The Case of the G20 Australian Presidency

Principal speaker

Dr Larry Crump

Presented by: Larry Crump, Department of International Business and Asian Studies and Deputy Director of the APEC Study Centre at Griffith University

We know little about the factors that support an effective summit. It is assumed that the summit host or chair plays an instrumental role in summit success. This paper reviews relevant knowledge about the chair, agenda building and prenegotiation preparation within an institutionalized régime, and then turns to our venue: The G20. We review G20 background and challenges, including transparency, legitimacy, accountability and identity, which establish a foundation for our specific case: the 2014 G20 Australian presidency. Through case analysis, we develop a Summit Prenegotiation Framework, identifying tasks and key issues that can usefully be addressed during preparation for a leaders’ summit. The paper also examines the relationship between agenda building and régime identity, and the debate surrounding G20 identity and legitimacy. The authors suggest that the G20 will have legitimacy challenges similar to the UN Security Council if G20 leadership fails to address régime continuity and change, which is the real long-term G20 challenge. This presentation is based on a paper written by Larry Crump and Christian Downie. 

Larry Crump has examined complex negotiations for over 25 years by studying international organisations such as the G20, the World Trade Organization, the European Union, Mercosur, etc. This research program has contributed to the development of theory focused on negotiation closure and deadlocks, turning points, linkage strategy, framing and re-framing, and the analysis and management of complex negotiations. In addition to serving on the editorial board of several academic journals, Larry received the “Best Paper” award at the Fifth International Biennale on Negotiation (Paris 2014) for Turning points and international environments (with Dan Druckman) and the “Outstanding Book” award from the International Association for Conflict Management (Boston 2010) for Multiparty Negotiation (with Lawrence E. Susskind). In addition to his academic appointment at Griffith University, Larry has been appointed as a Professor at Kyung Hee University (Korea) and as a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Global Cooperation Research (Germany).

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