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Sta(d)skapacitet - Legitimitet för globala städers åberopande av internationell auktoritet

Lindow, Peter LU (2015) STVK02 20151
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This thesis examines if it’s possible for Global Cities to claim international political authority on a legitimate basis of State Capacity. How is it that Global Cities can develop their own independent foreign and security policies even though these areas traditionally have been seen as a monopolized core function of the nation state and its central governments? Why do the international system of nation states indirectly accepting this behaviour and, in the long run, opens up for Global Cities’ eviction of nation states as the central decision-making actor in global politics? The purpose is to clarify if this claim and the indirectly accepting of it is based on State Capacity or on other rudiments like efficiency, decisiveness or size. By... (More)
This thesis examines if it’s possible for Global Cities to claim international political authority on a legitimate basis of State Capacity. How is it that Global Cities can develop their own independent foreign and security policies even though these areas traditionally have been seen as a monopolized core function of the nation state and its central governments? Why do the international system of nation states indirectly accepting this behaviour and, in the long run, opens up for Global Cities’ eviction of nation states as the central decision-making actor in global politics? The purpose is to clarify if this claim and the indirectly accepting of it is based on State Capacity or on other rudiments like efficiency, decisiveness or size. By asking in which extent London can have a State Capacity, its sets out on a path to explore the theoretical and empirical problems of Global Cities’ claim for international recognition. Based on a central core in traditional theory of State Capacity, the concept is operationalized and applied on the top-tier administrative body of London. The study comes to the conclusion that London has a capacity, though not comparable to a nation state neither autonomous enough to legitimize its claim for recognition. Global Cities’ possibility for internationally political authority is thereby about reformulating the foundations of international legitimate authority to be completely applicable on a governance controlled administration. Furthermore, suggestions are given on how such a formulation should be based on. (Less)
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author
Lindow, Peter LU
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course
STVK02 20151
year
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
State Capacity, Global Cities, London, Urban Governance, International Recognition
language
Swedish
id
5205768
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2015-05-11 15:51:18
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  abstract     = {This thesis examines if it’s possible for Global Cities to claim international political authority on a legitimate basis of State Capacity. How is it that Global Cities can develop their own independent foreign and security policies even though these areas traditionally have been seen as a monopolized core function of the nation state and its central governments? Why do the international system of nation states indirectly accepting this behaviour and, in the long run, opens up for Global Cities’ eviction of nation states as the central decision-making actor in global politics? The purpose is to clarify if this claim and the indirectly accepting of it is based on State Capacity or on other rudiments like efficiency, decisiveness or size. By asking in which extent London can have a State Capacity, its sets out on a path to explore the theoretical and empirical problems of Global Cities’ claim for international recognition. Based on a central core in traditional theory of State Capacity, the concept is operationalized and applied on the top-tier administrative body of London. The study comes to the conclusion that London has a capacity, though not comparable to a nation state neither autonomous enough to legitimize its claim for recognition. Global Cities’ possibility for internationally political authority is thereby about reformulating the foundations of international legitimate authority to be completely applicable on a governance controlled administration. Furthermore, suggestions are given on how such a formulation should be based on.},
  author       = {Lindow, Peter},
  keyword      = {State Capacity,Global Cities,London,Urban Governance,International Recognition},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Sta(d)skapacitet - Legitimitet för globala städers åberopande av internationell auktoritet},
  year         = {2015},
}