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Conflict Solutions International (London) - the Meetup Message Board › New Meetup: London August International Relations M.Up -Multilateral Diploma

New Meetup: London August International Relations M.Up -Multilateral Diplomacy & Global Gov.

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Announcing a new Meetup for Conflict Solutions International (London) - the Meetup!

What: London August International Relations M.Up -Multilateral Diplomacy & Global Gov.

When: August 23, 2009 2:00 PM

Where:
Old Shades Pub
37 Whitehall, SW1A 2BX Westminster
London EC1A 4DD
020 7839 8577

Hi, Look forward to meeting you all on Sunday!

I've chosen the Old Shades Pub, Whitehall for this meetup. If you have any problems finding us please call 07853 317 943.

About Old Shades: http://www.pubs.com/p...­

Map: http://www.streetmap....­

I normally do a brief introduction of the topic and then move onto open discussion, where we can all share are views and ideas.

Matthew


What Scope is there for Multilateral Diplomacy as a basis for Global Governance?


Introduction

Much of the work of communication and negotiation between states is these days carried on in various international organisations. This is partly because there is much to organise out there, thus great scope for the work of international organisations. But, with increasing numbers of state and non-state actors, and an ever widening issue agenda, the problems and the processes involved are getting more and more complex.

Multilateral diplomacy is generally undertaken in a variety of ways. It may be through Summit meetings: such as G.7, EU Summits; special summits called to address specific issues (e.g. the Earth Summit - at Rio, 1992). Another is Conference diplomacy, perhaps an ongoing multilateral negotiation over years: e.g. Uruguay trade Round (usually under the auspices of some international institution - in this case the GATT). Finally, it takes place within international organisations, whether specialist or general, regional or global. It happens through day to day contacts as well as special meetings, or conferences. The UN is vital here: many developing countries only have a few full Ambassadors, perhaps to neighbouring states and a few big capitals, but all send an Ambassadorial level team to the UN.

We can therefore study international organisation in a variety of ways including focussing on formal institutions, e.g. early studies of the League of Nations and UN as institutions charged with issues of order. Alternatively we may take institutional processes as a focus and look at decision-making and the internal politics of institutions (usually IGOs). We can also look at the roles played by various types of institution in relation to the overall process of organisation. Finally, we can look at decision -making and rule formation in issue areas without necessarily a focus on any specific organisation, thus addressing- principles and underlying norms.

In our talks I'd like to focus on:

• The role of the International Organisations in global governance
• Whether international organisation is the only route to global governance

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