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Analytical Studies

Hokkaido Analysis

2008 Summit Grades

John Kirton, Director, G8 Research Group
john.kirton@utoronto.ca
9 July 2008

 

Hokkaido

Previous Peak

Overall

B+ (78%)

A (1978)

Climate change and environment

A (85%)

A+ (1979)

Major Economies Meeting

B (75%)

 

World economy and energy

C– (62%)

A (1975, 1978, 1979)

Development and Africa

A– (82%)

A (2005)

Food security

B+ (78%)

 

Political issues

B­– (72%)

 

Zimbabwe

A– (82%)

 

Counterterrorism

C+ (68%)

 

Reform

B+ (78%)

 

Prime Minister Fukuda as chair

A (85%)

 

Graded by John Kirton according to the Putnam-Bayne framework, with added emphasis on declared presidency priorities and the core democratic mission of the G8.

Grade Ranges
A+
A
A–
B+
B
B–
C+
C
C–
D+
D
D–
F

= 90%–100%
= 85%–89%
= 80%–84%
= 77%–79%
= 74%–76%
= 70%–73%
= 67%–69%
= 64%–66%
= 60%–63%
= 57%–59%
= 54%–56%
= 50%–53%
= 0–50%


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