All That’s Lost: The Hollowing of Summit Diplomacy in a Socially Distanced World

@article{Naylor2020AllTL,
  title={All That’s Lost: The Hollowing of Summit Diplomacy in a Socially Distanced World},
  author={T. Naylor},
  journal={The Hague Journal of Diplomacy},
  year={2020},
  volume={15},
  pages={583-598}
}
  • T. Naylor
  • Published 2020
  • Political Science
  • The Hague Journal of Diplomacy
  • This essay considers the implications of virtual summits replacing in-person multilateral gatherings of political leaders. Focusing on the loss of physicality, it argues that two critical dimensions of summitry are eliminated in this shift: sublime governance and inter-moments. Drawing on illustrative examples from the Group of 20, it demonstrates that while moving online maintains the formal, procedural interactions around which summits are built, doing so loses these critical elements of… CONTINUE READING

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