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Cities and Global Governance

New Sites for International Relations, 1st Edition

By Noah J. Toly, Klaus Segbers

Edited by Mark Amen


240 pages

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Case study rich, this volume advances our understanding of the significance of 'the city' in global governance. The editors call for innovation in international relations theory with case studies that add breadth to theorizing the role sub-national political actors play in global affairs. Each of the eight case studies demonstrates different intersections between the local and the global and how these intersections alter the conditions resulting from globalization processes. The case studies do so by focusing on one of three sub-themes: the diverse ways in which cities and sub-national regions impact nation-state foreign policy; the various dimensions of urban imbrications in global environmental politics; or the multiple methods and standards used to measure the global roles of cities.


'Anyone interested in the multiple ways globalizing cities are transforming the social fabric of the 21st century had better consult this outstanding collection of essays. Illuminating issues of state sovereignty and political authority, the contributors show how cities represent vital sites at the intersection of global governance and government that impact the everyday lives of billions of people.' Manfred B. Steger, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia 'Are cities rising and national states falling in a globalized world? The essays in this book address this timely question through a complementary set of case studies that demonstrate the varied mechanisms and ways by which cities and regions, or the sub-national, are critical to global governance of diplomacy, environmental politics, and other domains. The book challenges both urbanists and international relations scholars to meet each other across their disciplinary divide to cooperatively advance their increasingly intersected fields of inquiry.' Xiangming Chen, Trinity College, USA

About the Authors/Editor

Mark Amen, Ph.D., Academic Director, Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Solutions, Deputy Editor, Globalizations, University of South Florida, USA, Noah J. Toly, Ph.D.,Director of Urban Studies, Assistant Professor of Politics and International Relations, Wheaton College, USA, Patricia L. McCarney, Ph.D., Director, Global Cities Program, CIS, Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto, Canada and Klaus Segbers, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, Freie Universität/ Free University of Berlin, Germany, Director, Center for Global Politics, and Director, Institute for East European Studies

About the Series

Global Interdisciplinary Studies Series

Global Interdisciplinary Studies Series
The Global Interdisciplinary Studies Series reflects a recognition that globalization is leading to fundamental changes in the world order, creating new imperatives and requiring new ways of understanding the international system. It is increasingly clear that the next century will be characterized by issues that transcend national and cultural boundaries, shaped by competitive forces and features of economic globalization yet to be fully evaluated and understood. Comparative and comprehensive in concept, this series explores the relationship between transnational and regional issues through the lens of widely applicable interdisciplinary methodologies and analytic models. The series consists of innovative monographs and collections of essays representing the best of contemporary research, designed to transcend disciplinary boundaries in seeking to better understand a globalizing world.

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