The Global City: Trust, Challenges, and the Role of Law

Throughout the ages, the global city has been in the forefront of trust-related challenges. The great diversity of social, economic and ethnic backgrounds, religions, and lifestyles brings questions such as ‘how to live together?’ and ‘how to create an urban culture of respect and trust?’, as well as ‘what role can law play in the cultivation of such a culture?’

The Global City Project explores the global city as the crucial place where citizenship and fundamental rights have been debated in the past and in the present. It also questions the role and position of the global city on the international stage.

The 4-year research project started in September 2016. The project leader is Prof. Dr. Janne Nijman who received a grant from the Gieskes-Strijbis Fonds for this research project. It is conducted at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut.

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