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Ian Klaus

Invited to the Party: International Organizations Evolve in an Urban World

RESEARCH
Report by Ian Klaus

While dozens of international organizations were created to give structure and order to international relations, rapid urbanization and the rising influence of cities have raised new questions around their mandates and structures.

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Global Cities

Toward City Diplomacy: Assessing Capacity in Select Global Cities

RESEARCH
Policy Brief by Multiple Authors

Cities are now more connected than ever before on a global scale. Yet local governments are not just spectators of this networked age: they are actively forging links across borders, taking part in setting the international agenda, and shifting the landscape of urban politics from local to increasingly global.

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Global Politics