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Andrei Shelepov1
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Great Britain

2012. Vol. 7. No. 4. P. 59–73 [issue contents]

The article presents the analysis of the UK positions on key global governance issues. The analysis has been carried out on the basis of G20 documents and data from national sources (laws, national programs, leaders’ statements etc). The research highlights the UK priorities which define its positions in G20 and other international institutions.The UK is one of the most politically, economically and socially developed countries in the world. Country’s success in addressing domestic problems is accompanied by its active engagement in international processes and predetermines the growing importance of global risks management.Addressing economic risks is a key issue for the UK due to the impact of the global financial crisis. In this regard, addressing economic risks is considered to be the main priority for country’s activities in international multilateral institutions, particularly in the G20. Top priorities for the UK in this area include strengthening global financial governance, mitigating systemic risks and reducing fiscal imbalances. The UK government is interested in combating organized crime and terrorism through international cooperation, as well as addressing the problems of fragile states. The country also supports collective efforts to promote energy efficient technologies, provide adaptation to climate change, develop infrastructure in poorer countries and ensure safety of nuclear facilities. Similarly to other developed countries, the UK stresses the need to address problems associated with population ageing. Analysis demonstrates that the UK national priorities broadly correlate with the agendas of G8, G20 and BRICS, predetermining the country’s active engagement in their work.The study is implemented within the project of the Russian International Affairs Council and International Organizations Research Institute National Research University Higher School of Economics “Enhancing Effectiveness of Russia’s Participation in G20, G8 and BRICS”.

Citation: Shelepov Andrei Vladimirovich (2012) Velikobritaniya [Great Britain] INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS RESEARCH JOURNAL, 4, pp. 59-73 (in Russian)
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