The Urbanization of Green Internationalism

  • Yonn Dierwechter

Part of the Cities and the Global Politics of the Environment book series (CGPEP)

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About this book


The recent rise of cities in global environmental politics has stimulated remarkable debates about sustainable urban development and the geopolitics of a changing world order no longer defined by tightly bordered national regimes.  This book explores this major theme by drawing on approaches that document the diverse histories and emergent geographies of “internationalism.”  It is no longer possible, the book argues, to analyze the global politics of the environment without considering its various urbanization(s), wherein multiple actors are reforming, reassembling and adapting to nascent threats posed by global ecological decay.  The ongoing imposition and abrasion of different world orders—Westphalian and post-Westphalian—further suggests we need a wider frame to capture  new kinds of urbanized spaces and global green politics.   The book will appeal to students, scholars, and practitioners interested in global sustainability, urban development, planning, politics, and international affairs.  Case studies and grounded examples of green internationalism in urban action ultimately explore how select city-regions like Cape Town, Los Angeles, and Melbourne are trying to negotiate and actually work through this postulated dilemma.


Urban Studies Urban Geography Urbanization Political Ecology Social Movements Environmental Policy Environmental Diplomacy Green Cities Smart Cities Green Elites Urban Policy Internationalization Westphalian Sovereignty Post-Westphalian System International Affairs Global Urban Policy

Authors and affiliations

  • Yonn Dierwechter
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Washington TacomaTacomaUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG. 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-01014-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-01015-7
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