11 Aug 2015

The city state

From The Panel, 4:27 pm on 11 August 2015

Five hundred years ago urban dwellers were more or less exempt from the laws and obligations of the feudal countryside. Today, the situation is reversed. But since the world financial crisis government leaders have been increasingly talking about devolution, and next year representatives from 50 major cities across the globe will convene to address what many see as the political underrepresentation of the urban world.