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Cities as International Actors: Urban and Regional Governance Beyond the Nation State

Tassilo Herrschel, Peter Newman
Format
Book
Published
London, United Kingdom : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]
Language
English
ISBN
1137396164, 9781137396167, 9781137396174
Contents
  • Preface; Contents; List of Figures; Chapter 1: Cities Joining States as International Actors; 1.1 Conceptualisations of 'City' and 'Internationality' from an Urbanist and IR Perspective; 1.2 Outline of Chapters; References; Chapter 2: Cities and the Global Arena-From Connectors to Actors: The Questions of Space and Territory; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 The Dual Meaning of 'Region': Connecting the 'International' and the 'Sub-National'; 2.2.1 Regions and State-Centric Internationality; 2.2.2 The Sub-National Use of 'Region'; 2.3 Summarising Comments; References
  • Chapter 3: Cities and the Changing Nature of International Governance3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Understanding the 'International' in Global Governance-Some Conceptual Views and Debates across the Disciplines; 3.2.1 Growing Complexity in Scale and Multi-Level Governance; 3.2.2 International Organisations and Regimes in Multi-Level Arrangements; 3.2.3 Questions of Authority and Legitimacy of International Urban Action; 3.3 The Growing International Sphere of Governance; 3.4 Cities, Regions and the Internationalisation Through Networks
  • 3.5 International Networks and Organisations by Sub-National Actors3.6 Leading Cities: Mono-Lateral International Engagement; 3.7 Conclusion: 'Thickness' of Internationality and Modes of Sub-National Engagement; References; Chapter 4: Expansion and Activities of Networks of Sub-National Governments; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Sub-National Networks and International Organisations; 4.3 Summary; References; Chapter 5: Individual Initiatives by Cities in Europe; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 City-to-City Pairing Through Town Twinning
  • 5.3 European Capital of Culture as EU-Sponsored Route to International Engagement5.4 Single City Engagement Through International Representation in Brussels; 5.5 Summary; References; Chapter 6: Cities and Internationality in North America and Beyond; 6.1 Introduction: Networks and Single City Action in the North American State Context; 6.2 Network-Based Action in the United States; 6.2.1 The National League of Cities (NLC); 6.2.2 The US Conference of Mayors; 6.2.3 Sister Cities International; 6.2.4 The Global Cities Initiative (GCI); 6.3 Local Internationalisation Through Networks in Canada
  • 6.4 Individual City Initiatives in Canada and the United States6.5 Combining Individual and Network-Based Internationalisation: 'Cascadia' as Linear, Poly-­Centric and Transnational City-Region; 6.6 Summarising Comments; References; Chapter 7: Conclusions: Towards Closing the Conceptual Gap?; References; Bibliography; Index
Description
xiii, 260 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-253) and index.
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