|標題：International City Cooperation in the Fight Against Covid-19: Behind the Scenes Security Providers|
|作品名稱||International City Cooperation in the Fight Against Covid-19: Behind the Scenes Security Providers|
|著者||Anna Rudakowska; Craig Simon|
|摘要||The Covid-19 pandemic has affected every aspect of society and nearly every unit of government.
Much discussion has occurred regarding how to best protect and equip front-line and essential
workers, but what about front-line and essential governments? Arguably the most important
governments in pandemic response are city governments. Although most international debate
surrounding governmental and societal prevention and response to the pandemic has centered
around the nation-state or national leaders, this paper takes a different direction. Instead we focus
on pandemic initiatives that have mostly occurred ‘behind the scenes.’ Cities, without the general
public’s realization, have been at the forefront of international cooperation in the fight against Covid19. This paper focuses on US, Chinese, and Taiwanese cities in order to shine light on the phenomenon
of city diplomacy and offers policy recommendations to various stakeholders in city diplomacy,
including local authorities, international organizations, academia, and journalists.