The G20 in face of politicization: Avoiding or embracing contestation?

By Pol Morillas and Jordi Quero


As the ‘liberal consensus’ cannot be taken for granted any longer, the G20 is facing today similar challenges to the ones affecting other multilateral phora, most notably politicization. The G20 has to take the decision on whether it prevents politicization –and sticks to devoting its efforts to highly consensual issues, even if this means shifting to new ones- or it embraces it –turning itself into an unmatched space for open and fair discussion even if this harms decision-making. This policy-brief provides concrete recommendations on how to move forward successfully in both of the alternative paths the G20 has ahead.