1st Edition

Policy Transfer and Norm Circulation Towards an Interdisciplinary and Comparative Approach

Edited By Laure Delcour, Elsa Tulmets Copyright 2019
    284 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    284 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Policy Transfer and Norm Circulation brings together various fields in the humanities and social sciences to propose a renewed analysis of policy transfer and norm circulation, by offering cross-regional case studies and providing both a comprehensive and innovative understanding of policy transfer.

    The book introduces a constructive interdisciplinary dialogue and comparative approach, highlighting the partial and fragmented understanding of policy transfer and the questions and challenges in the study of policy transfer in three parts. Firstly, notions of transfer and circulation, including law, (political) economy, sociology and history; secondly, a focus on European studies and the transfer of norms, both within and outside the EU; and finally, an examination within a broader IR context.

    This text will be of key interest to scholars and students of European Union politics/studies, international relations, public policy, economics and law, as well as practitioners dealing with regional integration.

    Introduction [Laure Delcour and Elsa Tulmets]

    Part I: The Notion of Transfer in Social Sciences: Looking for an Interdisciplinary Dialogue

    1. A Legal Approach to Norm Transfer [Fabien Terpan]

    2. Understanding Transfer in History and the Study of Memory [Thomas Serrier]

    3. Policy Transfer in a Global Economy [Ulrike Zeigermann and Elsa Tulmets]

    Part II: Policy and Norm Diffusion in European Studies

    4. Circulation of Single Market Regulations within the CSDP: The Case of the "Defense Package" [Samuel B. H. Faure]

    5. Norm Transfers and Migration Policy: The European Case [Catherine Wihtol de Wenden]

    6. Beyond Europeanization: EU Enlargement and Policy Transfer Studies [Claire Visier]

    7. How Do EU Norms and Policies Circulate Abroad? Linking Policy Formulation and Implementation Through the Sociology of International Actors [Laure Delcour and Elsa Tulmets]

    8. The Role of EU and International Organizations’ Strategies and Interdependencies in the Transfer of International Norms: The Case of Ukrainian Asylum Law [Irina Mützelburg]

    Part III: Transfers and Norm Circulation in International Relations

    9. Norm Diffusion in International Relations: The Case of Human Rights and Humanitarian Norms [Thomas Lindemann and Franck Petiteville]

    10. The Impact of Global Attraction on Norm Production: The Case of the International Criminal Court [Frédéric Ramel]

    11. Policy Transfers as Normative Interactions: The Case of Environmental Policy-Making in China [Richard Balme]

    12. Shaping Regional Governance: The EU Capacity-Building Strategy in Central America [Kevin Parthenay]


    Laure Delcour is a researcher with EU-H-2020 project EU-STRAT (FMSH), Associate Researcher at University Clermont Auvergne (Centre Michel de l’Hospital EA 4232).and a Visiting Professor at the College of Europe.

    Elsa Tulmets is Affiliated Researcher at the Marc Bloch Center in Berlin and was associated from 2012 to 2018 with the International Relations Institute (IIR) in Prague. She was previously Marie Curie Fellow at CERI/Sciences Po.