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Cities as International Actors

Urban and Regional Governance Beyond the Nation State

Authors: Herrschel, Tassilo, Newman, Peter

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    • Provides an overview of the growing variety and complexity of cities' activities in an increasingly globalized world
    • Gathers evidence of the detail of city and regional activities
    • Draws on extensive research with policy makers in a large number of localities and government agencies

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This book explores the growing role of cities and regions as sub-national actors in shaping global governance. Far from being merely carried along by global forces, cities have become active players in making and maintaining the networks and connections that give shape to contemporary globalization. Exploring examples from Europe, North America and beyond, the authors reconcile the two separate, yet complimentary, theoretical and analytical lenses adopted by Urban Studies and International Relations, as they address the nature of ‘cities’ and ‘internationality’. The authors challenge academic debate that is reluctant to cross disciplinary boundaries and thus offer more relevant answers to the new phenomenon of international city action, and how it weakens the traditional prerogative of the state as primary actor in the international realm. Conclusions focus on how this new internationality opens opportunities for cities and regions but also contains potential pitfalls that can constrain policy options and challenge the legitimacy of policy making at all scales.

About the authors

Tassilo Herrschel is Associate Professor (Reader) at the University of Westminster, UK. He has published widely on international comparative city-regional governance and economic policy in the context of globalisation. Tassilo is an Associate Fellow at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, and also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and of the Regional Studies Association. Currently, he serves on the editorial board of European Urban and Regional Studies.
Peter Newman is Emeritus Professor at the University of Westminster, UK. His previous books have focussed on the governance and planning of cities and regions in Europe and on the particular challenges facing world cities.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook 95,19 €
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Hardcover 114,99 €
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover 79,99 €
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  • Due: February 27, 2018
  • ISBN 978-1-349-67945-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cities as International Actors
Book Subtitle
Urban and Regional Governance Beyond the Nation State
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-39617-4
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-39617-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-39616-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-67945-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 260
Number of Illustrations
17 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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