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Research handbook on international law and cities, edited by Helmut Philipp Aust (Professor of Law, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany and Co-Chair of the ILA Study Group on 'The Role of Cities in International Law') and Janne E. Nijman (Professor of History and Theory of International Law, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Professor of International Law, The Graduate Institute, Switzerland, Chairperson of the Board and Academic Director, T.M.C Asser Instituut and Co-Chair, ILA Study Group on 'The Role of Cities in International Law') ; with Miha Marcenko (Researcher, T.M.C. Asser Institute, the Netherlands) - (e-book)

"This groundbreaking Research Handbook provides a comprehensive analysis and assessment of the impact of international law on cities. It sheds light on the growing global role of cities and makes the case for a renewed understanding of international law in the light of the urban turn. Written by a group of scholars from a wide range of different geographical and theoretical backgrounds, this Research Handbook contributes to a better understanding of the practice of cities in various fields of international law ranging from climate change over human rights and migration to security governance. Additionally, it offers reflections on how to account for this urban turn in the light of historical and cross-cutting theoretical perspectives from legal and non-legal scholarship alike. Combining doctrinal work and analysis of international practice with critical historical and theoretical contributions, this Research Handbook will be a must-have reference book for researchers and students in the field of international law as well as other disciplines, including human geography, urban studies, sociology and political science"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Contents: 1. The emerging roles of cities in international law - introductory remarks on practice, scholarship and the handbook / Helmut Philipp Aust and Janne E. Nijman -- Part I International legal histories of cities -- 2. Silk road cities and their co-existing legal traditions / Valerie Hansen -- 3. Legitimizing interurban cooperation in the middle ages: The legal system of the hanse / Tobias Boestad -- 4. The legal system among Italian city republics / Susanne Lepsius -- 5. Cities and international law: An imperial perspective / Luigi Nuzzo -- 6. Invisibility of cities in classical international law / Mirko Sossai -- 7. Cities, post-coloniality and international law / Luis Eslava and George Hill -- 8. Global city networks and the nation-state: Rethinking a false tradeoff / Boris Vormann --Part II Cities and fundamental concepts of international law -- 9. International legal personality/subjectivity of cities / Yishai Blank -- 10. Sources and law-making / Yukiko Takashiba -- 11. Responsibility / Katja Creutz -- 12. Dispute settlement / Moritz Baumgärtel -- 13. International organizations and cities / Jacob Katz Cogan -- 14. Sovereignty / Anouche Beaudouin -- Part III Practice areas: how cities are reshaping international law -- 15. Climate change law and sustainable development / Anél du Plessis -- 16. The role of transnational city networks in environmental governance / Jolene Lin -- 17. The global insecure counterterrorism city / Alejandro Rodiles -- 18. Finding international law 'close to home': The case of human rights cities / Martha F. Davis -- 19. Cities, refugees and migration / Barbara Oomen -- 20. Development cooperation and the city / Michael Riegner -- 21. The role of cities in the global governance of health / Christian Iaione and Elena de Nictolis -- 22. The law of economic globalization and cities / Jorge E. Viñuales and Lucy Lu Reimers -- 23. From global city to olympic city: The transnational legal journey of London 2012 / Antoine Duval -- 24. City diplomacy: Experience from the ground / Mauricio Rodas -- Part IV Cross-cutting perspectives on cities and international law -- 25. An international relations perspective / Simon Curtis -- 26. Urbanizing political concepts for analyzing politics in the city / Nir Barak and Avner de Shalit -- 27. Cities as democratic representatives in international law-making / Samantha Besson and José Luis Martí -- 28. Cities, the anthropocene and earth system law / Louis J. Kotzé -- 29. City networks and the glocalization of urban governance / Sheila R. Foster and Chrystie Swiney -- 30. The relationship between the state and the city from a comparative (constitutional) perspective / Geneviève Cartier -- 31. How domestic legal systems respond to international local government law: Between accommodation, resistance and transformation / Carlo M. Colombo and Martijn L.P. Groenleer -- 32. Global administrative law and cities: The perfect couple that never was / Edouard Fromageau -- 33. Inter-legality, cities and the changing nature of authority / Jan Klabbers -- 34. International lawyers and the city / Daniel Litwin -- 35. The hidden city in international legal thought / Karen Knop Appendix / Helmut Aust and Janne E. Nijman -- Index
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