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SAGUIER, Marcelo. Global economic governance in the G20: perspectives on a working agenda. Perf. latinoam. [online]. 2011, vol.19, n.38, pp.205-225. ISSN 0188-7653.

The international financial crisis unleashed in 2008 has given renewed prominence to the Group of 20 (G20) as the main forum of governance in the world economy. The main challenge of G20 is to articulate a political dialogue that can generate a basic consensus for a new paradigm of globalization that not only can overcome the current crisis, but also ensure social and environmental sustainability of a new growth model in a context post-neoliberal. Unlike other international crises, the G20 acknowledges that employment and social security are imperative agendas for sustainable economic recovery. The incorporation of this agenda results from the joint leadership of Brazil and Argentina in coalition with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the international labor movement. The article discusses the content and scope of the labor agenda in response to changes in the international political context marked by a restoration of neoliberal globalization.

Keywords : Group of 20 (G20); financial crisis; globalization; employment; international labour movement; global governance; post-neoliberalism; complex multilateralism.

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