16 May 2010

What is the Role of Cities and Regions in Confict Resolution?

There is an increasing role of cities and regions in conflict resolution. Sub-units of national governments or other entities involvement in diplomacy has been termed para-diplomacy. Are regional and urban governmental units involved in international diplomacy enhancing or distracting from conflict resolution. I was researching this topic and found this interesting article from the Bologna Center Journal of International Affairs : http://bcjournal.org/2007/paradiplomacy/

I will be exploring this concept as related to some of my forthcoming research.