Cities as International Actors: Urban and Regional by Tassilo Herrschel, Peter Newman

By Tassilo Herrschel, Peter Newman

This ebook explores the transforming into position of towns and areas as sub-national actors in shaping worldwide governance. faraway from being only carried alongside by way of worldwide forces, towns became lively gamers in making and keeping the networks and connections that supply form to modern globalization. Exploring examples from Europe, North the United States and past, the authors reconcile the 2 separate, but complimentary, theoretical and analytical lenses followed via city reports and diplomacy, as they handle the character of ‘cities’ and ‘internationality’. The authors problem educational debate that's reluctant to pass disciplinary limitations and hence provide extra correct solutions to the hot phenomenon of overseas urban motion, and the way it weakens the conventional prerogative of the kingdom as fundamental actor within the foreign realm. Conclusions concentrate on how this new internationality opens possibilities for towns and areas but in addition includes capability pitfalls which can constrain coverage suggestions and problem the legitimacy of coverage making in any respect scales.

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Collaborative regional trade associations (RTAs) agreed between two or more states, based on identified shared interests and expected advantages, are one such example of politics following the lead of economic reality. Likewise, the sheer scale of the tasks, such as global warming, may require a pragmatic-­ collaborative approach on the basis of collective success benefiting all individuals. 3 Summarising Comments This chapter explored the twin nature of regionalism and, related to that, regionalisation between, on the one hand, an IR-based default conceptualisation as international space, shaped through collective agreement between nation states, and, on the other, an Urban Studies-based understanding as sub-national unit of administration and governing between the local and national level.

The conceptual construct of new regionalism tries to capture the subsequent tensions between fixed formal state structures and rather more variable, often just temporary, ‘soft’ spaces (Haughton and Allmendinger, 2008) of policy agendas with ‘fuzzied’ boundaries and forms of institutionalisation (Brenner and Theodore 2002; Jouve 2003; Kearns and Paddison 2000). A good match between these two organising principles of political-­ economic geography ultimately determines the degree of policy efficacy by identifying, constructing and utilising interlinkages and interdependencies between them.

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