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The Scale of Networks? Local Climate Change Coalitions


Hari M. Osofsky


University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - School of Law

Janet Koven Levit


University of Tulsa - College of Law


Chicago Journal of International Law, Vol. 8, 409, 2008

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This Essay considers how cities' climate advocacy fits into regulation of greenhouse gas emissions and impacts. In particular, it integrates Janet Levit's exploration of bottom-up lawmaking with Hari Osofsky's work on law and geography to examine the role of cities in transnational environmental networks. Using the examples of Tulsa and Portland, the piece considers the scale of U.S. cities' involvement in the problem of climate change and the implications of these efforts for climate policy. It argues that a "bottom-up networking" approach to understanding these municipal initiatives illuminates a richer version of their regulatory role critical to making progress on this pressing problem.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 28

Keywords: climate change, cities, local govenment, international law, geography, pluralism, network, theory, bottom-up

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Date posted: October 3, 2007 ; Last revised: January 9, 2012

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Osofsky, Hari M. and Levit, Janet Koven, The Scale of Networks? Local Climate Change Coalitions. Chicago Journal of International Law, Vol. 8, 409, 2008. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1018310

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Hari M. Osofsky (Contact Author)
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - School of Law ( email )
229 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States
Janet Koven Levit
University of Tulsa - College of Law ( email )
John Rogers Hall
3120 E. 4th Pl.
Tulsa, OK 74104
United States
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