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Hvidtfeldt, Emilie1, Forfatter
Hoff, Jens2, Vejleder
1Det Samfundsvidenskabelige Fakultet, Københavns Universitet, København, Danmark, diskurs:7001              
2Institut for Statskundskab, Det Samfundsvidenskabelige Fakultet, Københavns Universitet, København, Danmark, diskurs:7003              
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Ukontrollerede emneord: transnationale bynetværk, Københavns Kommune
 Abstract: Cities collaborating in transnational city networks have begun to play an increasingly important role on the global scene. The field of climate change has come to be one of the main global agendas that these networks are dealing with. In this context, this study seeks to answer the research question:

“Why and how do cities engage in transnational city networks on climate change?”

The analysis is based on insights from network and globalisation theory. Existing research within the area of transnational city networks usually only focuses on the governance dynamics within the networks. In contrast, this study includes a theoretical understanding of how cities acts globally in order to adapt locally to the new challenges posed by the economic and political globalisation. Using a qualitative single case research design, the study focuses on the international strategy of City of Copenhagen. The empirical data is based on a thorough reading of publications and documents published by the city, as well as nine deep interviews with key staff from the city and network institutions as well as a former Mayor.

It is shown that due to the challenges from the economic and political globalisation, Copenhagen’s international strategy has focused on increased engagement in transnational city networks, as these provide a valuable space for the city to share knowledge with other cities. The city thus engages both formally and informally in the networks and uses them as a platform for agenda setting within climate change and green growth in accordance with the local priorities. The city acts entrepreneurial in using the network dynamics to promote Copenhagen internationally as a green city in order to support local companies in a globalised economy, as well as attract investments, companies and skilled workers to the city. All in all, the study therefore widens the understanding of the complex dynamics of transnational city networks, bringing new insights into the way cities act as independent actors in a globalised world. 
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 Type: Speciale
Alternativ titel: en analyse af Københavns Kommunes engagement i transnationale bynetværk
Alternativ titel: The Global City
Alternativ titel: An analysis of City of Copenhagen's engagement in transnational city networks
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Sprog: Danish - dan
 Datoer: 2013-04-01
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 Publiceringsinfo: København : Københavns Universitet
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 Type: Speciale
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