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The UN System and Cities in Global Governance


Part of the SpringerBriefs on Pioneers in Science and Practice book series (BRIEFSPIONEER, volume 8)

Also part of the Texts and Protocols book sub series (BRIEFSTEXTS, volume 8)

About this book


This is the second volume to commemorate the 90th birthday of the distinguished scholar Chadwick F. Alger to honor his lifetime achievement in international relations and as President of the International Studies Association (1978-1979). After a brief introduction by Chad F. Alger this volume presents six of his key texts on The UN System and Cities in Global Governance, focusing on “Cities as arenas for participatory learning in global citizenship”; “The Impact of Cities on International Systems”;  “Perceiving, Analysing and Coping With the Local-Global Nexus”; “The World Relations of Cities: Closing the Gap Between Social Science Paradigms and Everyday Human Experience”; “Japanese Municipal International Exchange and Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific: Opportunities and Challenges” and on “Searching for Democratic Potential in Emerging Global Governance:  What Are the Implications of Regional and Global Involvements of Local Governments?”.


Chadwick F. Alger Distinguished Scholar in International Relations NGO Participation Political Process United Nations

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Dept. of Political Science and Mershon CenterThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

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