Paradiplomacy: Cities and States as Global Players by Rodrigo TavaresParadiplomacy: Cities and States as Global Players by Rodrigo Tavares

Paradiplomacy: Cities and States as Global Players

byRodrigo Tavares

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Cities and states are the new global actors. The environmental, social and economic challenges that subnational governments face are often global in scope and require collaborative solutions involving governments, businesses and organizations around the world. Yet orthodox internationalrelations theory considers foreign affairs to be the exclusive purview of central state governments. Proving this theory wrong, Rodrigo Tavares demonstrates that the vast majority of leading states and cities are currently practicing foreign affairs, both bilaterally and multilaterally. Subnational governments in Asia, Latin America and Africa are engaged internationally, changing traditionalnotions of sovereignty, diplomacy, and foreign policy. They carry out diplomatic endeavors and establish transnational networks that emerge from localized policy in areas such as planning, water and waste management, and transportation. As such, city and state leaders represent a fundamental bridgebetween the everyday workings of state and municipal governance and international affairs. Scholars and practitioners need to better understand these phenomena because subnational activity and activism in the international arena is growing at a rate that far exceeds that carried out by thetraditional representatives of sovereign states. Paradiplomacy is the first book to address best practices in conducting foreign policy at the subnational level. In this seminal work, Tavares integrates extensive empirical data and field work from subnational states all over the world to bridge theory and practice on this burgeoning field ofinternational affairs and diplomacy.

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Rodrigo Tavares is the CEO of Granito and Partners and a Research Fellow at UN University (UNU-CRIS). He served as Head of the Office of Foreign Affairs of Sao Paulo's State Government (2011-2014), and was a Senior Research Fellow at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.
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Title:Paradiplomacy: Cities and States as Global PlayersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:September 1, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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