Argentina’s G20 Presidency: Agenda and Challenges

  • Gladys Teresita Lechini National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) - National University of Rosario (UNR)
  • José Marcelino Fernández Alonso National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) - National University of Rosario (UNR) http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0260-6802
Keywords: G20, Argentine Republic, South–South cooperation

Abstract

The assumption of the Group of 20 (G20) rotating presidency in December 2017 has created a meaningful window of opportunity for Argentina in order to wield its influence on the international agenda and build its reputation within the global arena. In addition, the Argentinean G20 presidency has become a significant chance to project a Southern and/or developing perspective within this global forum established to debate and address the most pressing economic and political international challenges. This article aims to analyse the agenda and challenges of the Argentinean G20 presidency. In so doing, it attempts to shed light on the following questions: What mechanisms or means will the Argentine Republic deploy in order to exert its influence on the group? Will Argentina represent the voice of Latin American and emerging countries or will it have an acquiescent behaviour towards the central powers? Will the Argentinean presidency be able to ease the group’s internal tensions? Finally, might the Argentinean presidency overcome the critics regarding the G20’s legitimacy?

Author Biographies

Gladys Teresita Lechini, National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) - National University of Rosario (UNR)
Principal researcher at the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET). Professor of International Relations at the National University of Rosario (UNR, Argentina). Director of the South-South Relations and Cooperation Program (PRECSUR). Director of the PhD Program on International Relations (UNR)
José Marcelino Fernández Alonso, National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) - National University of Rosario (UNR)
Assistant Researcher at the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET); 
Professor of International Finance and International Economy at the National University of Rosario (UNR); Professor of International Political Economy, Catholic University of Santa Fe (UCSF).
Published
2019-01-29
Section
Articles