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City Public Diplomacy in the European Union

  • Teresa La Porte
Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Series in Global Public Diplomacy book series (GPD)

Abstract

“Cities, not nations, have been the main players during most of our civilization’s existence, and cities may again overtake nations as the primary building blocks of Europe. Cities have to be at the heart of our plans to create a Europe that is prosperous, environmentally sustainable, and where no citizen is marginalized.”1This declaration, by the regional policy commissioner of the European Union (EU), the Austrian Johannes Hahn, reflects not only a personal vision of governance, but also a feeling that is perceptible across the entire EU area. Currently the cities’ role in social transformation has been stressed by the priorities set through the Commission.

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European Union European City Global Governance Soft Power Global City 
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