The Good Urban Citizen

International Law's Objects (Jessie Hohmann and Daniel Joyce eds.), OUP 2018, Forthcoming.

8 Pages Posted: 7 Mar 2018

Date Written: October 31, 2017

Abstract

This chapter assesses how the global sphere is connected to the local level through a reflection of a poster on the streets of Atlanta. This poster indicates what it means to be a “good urban citizen”. The contribution argues that this poster with its call to behave reasonably and sustainably is an example of how global norms of good urban governance filter through to the local level. The poster is thus an artefact of the implications of international law on the ground. At the same time, it is connected with the growing importance of cities as global actors. Through networks such as the “C40 – Climate Leadership Group” cities aspire to shape the global norms which are determining what global urban governance means today.

Keywords: cities, citizenship, global governance, sustainable development, networks

JEL Classification: K00, K30, K33

Suggested Citation

Aust, Helmut, The Good Urban Citizen (October 31, 2017). International Law's Objects (Jessie Hohmann and Daniel Joyce eds.), OUP 2018, Forthcoming.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3130044

Helmut Aust (Contact Author)

Freie Universität Berlin ( email )

Van't-Hoff-Str. 8
Berlin, Berlin 14195
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://www.jura.fu-berlin.de/fachbereich/einrichtungen/oeffentliches-recht/lehrende/austh/mitarbeite

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