Cities, Land Use, and the Global Commons: Genesis and the Urban Politics of Climate Change

ADJUDICATING CLIMATE CHANGE: SUB-NATIONAL, NATIONAL, AND SUPR-NATIONAL APPROACHES, William Burns, Hari Osofsky, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2008

UCLA School of Law Research Paper No. 08-22

29 Pages Posted: 14 Sep 2008  

Katherine A. Trisolini

Loyola Law School Los Angeles

Jonathan Zasloff

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law

Date Written: 2008

Abstract

This Article, which will appear in a forthcoming volume from Cambridge University Press, seeks to situate local governments in the growth of international environmental governance. After considering the seminal decision of Genesis Power Ltd. v. Franklin District Council, it proposes that models from international relations theory could be adapted and altered to explain and predict local government behavior in global governance. In contrast to the widely-held - but rarely examined - consensus view, we suggest that local government might possess strong incentives to take action in mitigating climate change, and set forth a research agenda with testable propositions to determine whether such international local government theory has validity.

Keywords: Genesis Power Ltd. v. Franklin District Council, climate change, international law

Suggested Citation

Trisolini, Katherine A. and Zasloff, Jonathan, Cities, Land Use, and the Global Commons: Genesis and the Urban Politics of Climate Change (2008). UCLA School of Law Research Paper No. 08-22; UCLA School of Law Research Paper No. 08-22. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1267314

Katherine Trisolini

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