The Global City: Challenges, Trust 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 explored the global city as the crucial place where citizenship and fundamental rights have been debated in the past and in the present. It also questioned the role and position of the global city on the international stage.

The 4-year research project run from September 2016 until September 2021. Project leader was Prof. Dr Janne Nijman who received a grant from the Gieskes-Strijbis Fonds for this research project.

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