Hanging Together: Cooperation and Conflict in the Seven-Power Summits
Robert D. Putnam, Nicholas BayneISBN: 0674372263; 9780674372269;
For more than a decade the leaders of the United States, Japan, Western Europe and Canada have met annually to discuss international economic and political issues. Hanging Together analyses the history of these seven-power summits and the relations between the Western allies during these turbulent years. New chapters in this edition relate the story of Western economic diplomacy in the Reagan years. They give lucid accounts of the revamped international economic strategy after 1984 and of how the Europeans and Japanese reacted to it. A new introduction and conclusion place the summits in a theoretical framework. `The most comprehensive and scholarly account yet of these ritual summer get-togethers.' -- New York Times BookReview `An excellent book, one that all who are interested in the international affairs of the past decade or in the evolution of international institutions and the international political economy must...