Subnational governments in international affairs: a study on theory and practice of paradiplomacy

Alexander Kuznetsov
It has become commonplace to assert that the participation of regions (subnational units) (provinces in Canada, cantons in Switzerland, oblasts in Russia, landers in Germany, etc.) in international relations is one of the clearest examples of the globalization processes. This kind of activity has often been called “paradiplomacy.” The aim of this PhD dissertation is to examine the theoretical dimensions of paradiplomacy in the academic discourse of the last four decades, which appeared in the...