Local Actions in a Global Context: Paradiplomacy by Subnational Jurisdictions
Venue: Radisson Blu Polar Hotel
|Event Date/Time: Jan 15, 2013||End Date/Time: Jan 17, 2013|
|Registration Date: Aug 01, 2012|
|Early Registration Date: Jun 01, 2012|
|Abstract Submission Date: Jun 01, 2012|
Paradiplomacy presents concerns as well as opportunities. Local governments may lack the vital skills and democratic structures to engage competently and responsibly in a global context. Multilevel governance could also complicate international decision-making and reinforce disparities of wealth.
This conference will consider the implications of subnational and unrecognised jurisdictions exercising foreign policy and how such actions could benefit and harm communities and the world at large. It will also explore the apparatuses of paradiplomacy (tourism offices, trade boards, etc.) and the nature of interactions between subnational jurisdictions and other actors. Globalisation and governance experts Jon Pierre and Eric Clark will be keynote speakers.