The EUs Role in Global Governance: The Legal Dimension

Hardcover | February 3, 2013

EditorBart Van Vooren, Steven Blockmans, Jan Wouters

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For years the European Union has been looked on as a potential model for cosmopolitan governance, and enjoyed considerable influence on the global stage. The EU has a uniquely strong and legally binding mission statement to pursue international relations on a multilateral basis, founded on theprogressive development of international law. The political vision was for the EU to export its values of the rule of law and sophisticated governance mechanisms to the international sphere.Globalization and the financial crisis have starkly illustrated the limits of this vision, and the EU's dependence on global forces partially beyond the control of traditional provinces of law. This book takes stock of the EU's role in global governance. It asks: to what extent can and does the EUshape and influence the on-going re-ordering of legal processes, principles, and institutions of global governance, in line with its optimistic mission statement?With this ambitious remit it covers the legal-institutional and substantive aspects of global security, trade, environmental, financial, and social governance. Across these topics 23 contributors have taken the central question of the extent of the EU's influence on global governance, providing abroad view across the key areas as well as a detailed analysis of each. Through comparison and direct engagement with each other, the different chapters provide a distinctive contribution to legal scholarship on global governance, from a European perspective.

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For years the European Union has been looked on as a potential model for cosmopolitan governance, and enjoyed considerable influence on the global stage. The EU has a uniquely strong and legally binding mission statement to pursue international relations on a multilateral basis, founded on theprogressive development of international la...

Dr. Bart Van Vooren is Assistant Professor of EU Law at the University of Copenhagen, and associate fellow at the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies. He graduated from New York University School of Law and subsequently received his doctoral degree from the European University Institute. He has published one monograph EU Extern...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:375 pagesPublished:February 3, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Bart van Vooren, Steven Blockmans, and Jan Wouters: The Legal Dimension of Global Governance: What Role for the EU?Part I: The EU as a Legal Power in Global Governance?2. Joris Larik: Entrenching Global Governance: The EU's Constitutional Objectives Caught Between a Sanguine World View and a Daunting Reality3. Bruno de Witte and Anne Thies: Why Choose Europe? The Place of the European Union in the Architecture of International Legal Cooperation4. Grainne de Burca: EU External Relations: The Governance Mode of Foreign Policy5. Hans Micklitz and Dennis Patterson: From the Nation State to the Market: The Evolution of EU Private Law as Regulation of the Economy Beyond the Boundaries of the Union?Part II: The EU and Global Security Governance6. Panos Koutrakos: The European Union in the Global Security Architecture7. Geert de Baere: The EU and the Responsibility to Protect8. Steven Blockmans: EU Global Peace Diplomacy: Instruments to Support Status Processes9. Auriel Sari and Ramses A. Wessel: International Responsibility for EU Military Operations: Finding the EU's Place in the Global Accountability RegimePart III: The EU and Global Trade Governance10. Frank Hoffmeister: Institutional Aspects of Global Trade Governance from an EU Perspective11. Marise Cremona: Expanding the Internal Market: An External Regulatory Policy for the EU?12. Chien-Huei Wu: Access to Raw Materials: The EU's Pursuit of Trade Disciplines on Export ControlPart IV: The EU and Global Environmental Governance13. Elisa Morgera: Ambition, Complexity, and Legitimacy of Pursuing Mutual Supportiveness through the EU's External Enivronmental Action14. Joanne Scott and Lavanya Rajamani: Contingent Unilateralism: International Aviation in the European Emissions Trading Scheme15. Gracia Marin Duran: The Role of the EU in Shaping the Trade and Environment Regulatory Nexus: Multilateral and Regional ApproachesPart V: The EU and Global Financial Governance16. Fabian Ambtenbrink: What Role for the European Union in Shaping Global Financial Governance?17. Jan Wouters,Sven van Kerckhovenand Jed Odermatt: The European Union at and the International Monetary the G20 and the G20's Impact at the EU18. Bart Van Vooren: The Global Reach of the Proposed Financial Transaction Tax Directive: Creating Momentum at the G20 through International Legislation?Part VI: The EU and Global Social Governance19. Daniel Thym: Towards International Migration Governance? The European Contribution20. Jeffrey Kenner: Economic Partnership Agreements: Enhancing the Labour Dimension of Global Governance?Closing Part21. Bart van Vooren, Steven Blockmans, and Jan Wouters: Conclusion: The Role of the EU in the Legal Dimension of Global Governance