Cities and the Global Politics of the Environment

The Power of Cities in Global Climate Politics

Saviours, Supplicants or Agents of Change?

Authors: Johnson, Craig A.

  • Critically explores how cities are engaging in climate change mitigation, adaptation and experimentation at a variety of urban and global scales
  • Identifies new ways cities can contribute to low carbon development pathways in responding to global climate change
  • Illustrates how city-engagement in global climate politics informs our understanding of power in global environmental regimes
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There is now a palpable sense of optimism about the role of cities and transnational city-networks in global climate governance. Yet, amidst the euphoria, there is also a sense that the power that has been ascribed to – and frequently assumed by – cities has been overstated; that the power of cities and city-networks to make a difference in global climate politics is not what it appears. This book explores the implications of city-engagement in global climate politics, outlining a theoretical framework that can be used to understand the power of cities in relation to transnational city-networks, multinational corporations and nation-states. The book will be of interest to students and scholars of transnational governance, global environmental politics and climate change.

About the authors

Craig Johnson is Professor of Political Science at the University of Guelph, Canada. 

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Power of Cities in Global Climate Politics

    Johnson, Craig A.

    Pages 1-23

  • Understanding the Power of Cities in Global Climate Politics: A Framework for Analysis

    Johnson, Craig A.

    Pages 25-48

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  • Cities as Saviours? The Global Politics of Urban Climate Mitigation

    Johnson, Craig A.

    Pages 49-90

  • Resilient Cities? The Global Politics of Urban Climate Adaptation

    Johnson, Craig A.

    Pages 91-146

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  • Taking It to the Streets (and Beyond): The Power of Cities in Global Climate Politics

    Johnson, Craig A.

    Pages 147-158

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Power of Cities in Global Climate Politics
Book Subtitle
Saviours, Supplicants or Agents of Change?
Authors
Series Title
Cities and the Global Politics of the Environment
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-59469-3
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-59469-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-59468-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 169
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