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This section will explore the role of non-Permanent Security Council members (non-P5) in the history of global governance. We started this project with a workshop hosted by the Joint Center for History and Economics at Harvard University in October 2016. For support of that workshop, we gratefully acknowledge the support of a Connection Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the United Nations Foundation, and the Joint Center for History and Economics at Harvard University.
This section focuses on the non-P5 nations of Canada, Brazil, Australia, Norway, and India. The section explores how international organizations can provide space for such states to maneuver, appropriating the very mechanisms created by and for the great powers to sustain their influence in world affairs. How did non-P5 nations influence international policy? How did certain contexts enable them to shape international relations? Finally, what was the importance of both formal and informal non-national networks in international relations?
This section will be built as part of an international project on non-P5 nations with partners at the University of British Columbia, the Joint Center for History and Economics at Harvard University, the University of Western Ontario, the Laureate International Research Program at the University of Sydney, and the Rachel Carson Center in Munich, Germany.