Concerns about the position and function of nation-states in the international arena have led to a growing interest in the role of cities in international relations. This timely book advances the argument that cities are becoming active and informal actors in international law-making, indicating the emergence of a ‘third generation’ of multi-level governance.
Expansive in scope, the book investigates various areas of city cooperation such as the economy, migration, security, sustainable development, ecology, and the position of cities in international law. Interviews conducted with the official representatives of several cities and international institutions, including UN-Habitat, the EU Committee of the Regions, and the Congress for Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, offer key insights into the most pressing urban issues of the 21st century. Examining the latest information on the international activities of cities, this engaging book explores the possibility that cities may soon reach the level of international subjects, capable of both implementing and creating international law.
Thursday, September 22, 2022
Szpak, Gawłowski, Modrzyńska, Modrzyński, & Dahl: The Role of Cities in International Relations: The Third-generation of Multi-level Governance?
The Role of Cities in International Relations: The Third-generation of Multi-level Governance? (Edward Elgar Publishing 2022). The table of contents is here. Here's the abstract: