Transatlantic Regulatory Cooperation: Legal Problems and Political Prospects

Hardcover | September 1, 2000

EditorGeorge A. Bermann, Matthias Herdegen, Peter L. Lindseth

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International regulatory relations have commonly been viewed through the prism of international organizations, on the one hand, and international trade disputes, on the other. However, neither of these perspectives offers an adequate understanding of the ways in which international regulatoryrelations are managed or may be managed more effectively. While the one risks overstating the readiness of states to cede regulatory authority to international institutions, the other risks ignoring the reality of and prospects for cooperative behavior.Transatlantic regulatory cooperation comprises a highly differentiated "bundle" of techniques for reconciling the needs of international trade with the diversity of national regulatory environments and public demands. The processes involved are still poorly understood, due partly to the fact thatthey have been very largely improvisational, with the result that the framework of regulatory cooperation is still very much a work in progress. Moreover, the main protagonists in this arena -- the US and EU -- have their own well-established domestic regulatory processes with which internationalinitiatives may not readily be integrated, either in terms of values or institutions. While focusing on illustrative sectoral examples of transatlantic regulatory cooperation, this book thus also explores the more general challenge of accommodating regulatory cooperation with domestic legal andpolitical institutions. The volume closes both by calling attention to inescapable legitimacy questions (e.g. reconciliation with principles of democracy and demands for public accountability) and by exploring certain strategic directions and institutional implications for the future.

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International regulatory relations have commonly been viewed through the prism of international organizations, on the one hand, and international trade disputes, on the other. However, neither of these perspectives offers an adequate understanding of the ways in which international regulatoryrelations are managed or may be managed mor...

George A. Bermann is Professor of Law at Columbia University School of Law Matthias Herdegen is at the Universitat Bonn, Rechts - und Staatswissenschaftlich Fakultat Peter L. Linseth is formerly Associate Director of the European Legal Studies Center at Columbia Law School and currently Associate Professor of Law, University of Connet...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:674 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.54 inPublished:September 1, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Richard N. Gardner: Foreword1. George A. Bermann, Matthias Herdegen, Peter L. Lindseth: IntroductionPart I: Transatlantic Regulatory Co-operation: the political and legal framework2. Sir Leon Brittan: Transatlantic Economic Partnership: Breaking Down the Hidden Barriers3. Amb. David L. Aaron: The United States and Europe: Seeking Common Ground4. Jean-Louis Dewost: Globalization and the Rule of Law5. David R. Andrews: Listening in on the U.S.-EU Legal Dialogue6. Hans-Ulrich Engel: The Transatlantic Business Dialogue: The Perspective of the European Chemical IndustryPart II: Globalization and Transatlantic Regulatory Co-operation7. Saskia Sassen: The Locational and Institutional Embeddedness of the Global Economy8. Francis Snyder: Global Economic Networks and Global Legal PluralismPart III: Transatlantic Regulatory Co-operation: theoretical perspectives9. Giandomenico Majone: International Regulatory Co-operation: A Neo-Institutionalist Approach10. Jonathan R. Macey: The `Demand' for International Regulatory Co-operation: A Public Choice Perspective11. Paul B. Stephan: Regulatory Co-operation and Competition: The Search for VirtuePart IV: Transatlantic Regulatory Co-operation, International Trade and Competition Law12. Mauro Pettricione: Reconciling Transatlantic Regulatory Imperatives with Bilateral Trade13. Joel P. Trachtman: Transatlantic Regulatory Co-operation from a Trade Perspective: A Case Study in Accounting Standards14. Eleanor M. Fox: Competition Law: Linking the World15. Merit E. Janow: Transatlantic Regulatory Co-operation in Competition Policy: the Case for `Soft Harmonization' and Multilateralism Over New Bilateral US-EU Institutions16. Petros C. Mavroidis: Transatlantic Regulatory Co-operation: Exclusive Club or `Open Regionalism'?Part V: Transatlantic Regulatory Co-operation in Selected Sectors17. Klaus W. Grewlich: Telecommunications and `Cyberspace': Transatlantic Regulatory Co-operation and the Constitutionalization of International Law18. Matthias Herdegen: Biotechnology and Regulatory Risk Assessment19. Josef Drexl: Existing Legal and Institutional Mechanisms for Co-operation and Co-ordination: The Case of Intellectual and Industrial Property20. Walter Mattli: International Governance for Voluntary Standards: A Game-Theoretic PerspectivePart VI: The Interface Between International Regulatory Initiatives and the Domestic Legal Environment21. Jonathan R. Macey: US and EU Structures of Governance as Barriers to Transatlantic Regulatory Co-operation22. George A. Bermann: International Regulatory Co-operation and US Federalism23. Joel R. Paul: Implementing Regulatory Co-operation Through Executive Agreements and the Problem of Democratic Accountability24. Gerhard Lohan: Integrating Regulatory Co-operation into the EU System25. Paul Demaret: The Respective Powers of the European Community and the Member States in Transatlantic Regulatory Co-operation26. Reimer von Borries: The Implementation of International Regulatory Initiatives in EuropePart VII: Transatlantic Regulatory Co-operation, democracy and accountability27. Robert Howse: Transatlantic Regulatory Co-operation and the Problem of Democracy28. Ludger Kuhnhardt: Globalization, Transatlantic Regulatory Co-operation and Democratic Values29. Sol Picciotto: North Atlantic Co-operation and Democratizing Globalism30. Anne-Marie Slaughter: Agencies on the Loose? Holding Government Networks Accountable31. Peter L. Strauss: The Challenges of Globally Accessible ProcessPart VIII: The future of Regulatory Co-operation: strategic directions and institutional implications32. Kalypso Nicolaidis: Regulatory Co-operation and Managed Mutual Recognition: Elements of a Strategic Model33. Wulf-Henning Roth: Building the `Transatlantic Economic Partnership': Are New General Institutions Needed?34. Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann: Globalization and Transatlantic Regulatory Co-operation: Proposals for US-EU Initiatives to Further Constitutionalize International Law