Category Archives: Theme 3: Global cities and transnational networks

Toly, Noah. (2011). “Cities, the environment, and global governance: A political ecological perspective” in Amen, M., Toly, N., McCarney, P., & Segbers, K. (2011). Cities and global governance: new sites for international relations. Burlington, VT: Ashgate.

In this chapter, Toly makes an interesting point, similar to what Conca (2006) refers to in his critique of a regime approach to global environmental degradation. Toly states “patterns of global production, distribution, and consumption shape local distributions of environmental … Continue reading

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Acuto, M. (2010). Global Cities: Gorillas in Our Midst. Alternatives: Global, Local, Political, 35(4), 425–448.

An important piece on global cities as new arenas and scales in which global governance is ‘practiced’ in a landscape of globalization and urbanization. Global cities provide leadership positions, technological innovation and social revolution. They add to the “complexity of global … Continue reading

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