1st Edition

EU External Governance
Projecting EU Rules beyond Membership

ISBN 9780415816014
Published November 13, 2012 by Routledge
166 Pages

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Book Description

The European Union has developed a wide array of external relations with its neighbouring countries. Without offering full membership, the EU nevertheless attempts to transfer its rules and policies to non-member countries. It is this extension of EU rules beyond EU borders that the analysis of external governance seeks to capture. The contributions to this volume explain the modes and effects of EU external governance in a variety of EU–non-member country relations in Western Europe, the former Soviet Union, and the Mediterranean region. They cover such diverse issues as trade, environment, security, and democracy promotion and explore the effects of EU institutions, EU power, and the domestic structures of its partner countries on the transfer of EU rules.

This book was based on a special issue of  Journal of European Public Policy.

Table of Contents

1. EU Rules Beyond EU Borders: Theorizing External Governance in European Politics Sandra Lavenex  2. Modes of External Governance: A Cross-National and Cross-Sectoral Comparison Sandra Lavenex, Dirk Lehmkuhl and Nicole Wichmann  3. Which Rules Shape EU External Governance? Patterns of Rule Selection in Foreign and Security Policies Esther Barbé, Oriol Costa, Anna Herranz and Michal Natorski  4. Constraining External Governance: Interdependence with Russia and the CIS as Limits to EU’s Rule Transfer in the Ukraine Antoaneta Dimitrova and Rilka Dragneva  5. Hierarchy, Networks, or Markets: How does the EU Shape Environmental Policy Adoptions within and Beyond its Borders? Christoph Knill and Jale Tosun  6. Democracy Promotion as External Governance Richard Youngs  7. EU Promotion of Democratic Governance in the Neighborhood Tina Freyburg, Sandra Lavenex, Frank Schimmelfennig, Tatiana Skripka and Anne Wetzel

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Sandra Lavenex is Professor of International Politics at the University of Lucerne, Switzerland.

Frank Schimmelfennig is Professor of European Politics at the Center for Comparative and International Studies, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.


'The articles collected in this volume provide convincing proof of the potential of the externl governance approach proposed by Lavenex and Schimmelfennig, especially because of the strong empirical foundation of the case studies. Both researchers interested in a powerful approach to studying the EU's impact abroad and those looking for an assessment of the EU's influence on the specific areas studied will find this book valuable reading.' - Miguel Haubrich-Seco, The International Spectator, Vol. 46, 3, September 2011