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Policy Transfer and Norm Circulation

Towards an Interdisciplinary and Comparative Approach, 1st Edition

Edited by Laure Delcour, Elsa Tulmets


272 pages | 4 B/W Illus.

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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.

Table of Contents

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]

About the Editors

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.

About the Series

Routledge Studies on Challenges, Crises and Dissent in World Politics

This new series focuses on major issues that have surfaced in recent years, and which will pose significant and complex challenges to inter/national politics in the next few decades. While we are open to any exciting ideas for edited, single or co-authored work, we are particularly interested in book proposals that explore dissent and crises in world politics and challenge our current understanding of global order. We are open to a wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches including critical and postmodern studies and further relate to following themes:

  • The challenge to Western hegemony - The rise of China, India, Brazil and the revival of Russia have powerful impacts on the nature of what has long been regarded as a fixed point in IR – a common (Western, and mainly liberal) understanding of global order. The growing self-confidence of the BRICS and others as well as the emerging focus on everyday phenomena and subnational actors/groups in international politics, however, show that Western dominant views are increasingly questioned. Can a common foundation of values, ideas and interests emerge from these multifaceted challenges to Western power and values?
  • The challenge to inter/national and regional governability - The economic recession, environmental problems such as climate change, the decision of the American-led coalition to go to war in Iraq without Security Council approval, the threat of ISIS, the failure of the EU Constitution and later the Lisbon Treaty to secure popular approval and the inability of the UN to make much difference to many problems have all exposed serious deficiencies in the regional and global governance instruments that many once saw as the basis of a ‘new world order’. Is this merely a pause in an inevitable progress towards further global and regional integration or are we facing some more fundamental problems associated with the rise of multiple heterogonous and intertwined orders in global politics? How do these increasing frictions and crises impede the maintenance of national coherence in Western and non-Western states?
  • Ideologies, Religion, Nationalism and Extremism - A consequence of globalisation has been an attempt to reaffirm various local or particular identities in response to perceived challenges of globalisation, such as migration, economic restructuring, the spread of Western values and the decline of traditional morality. Illustrations of this phenomenon include the rise of Islamist politics as well as other forms of religious fundamentalism, the emergence of protest movements on the ground and growing digital communities, the rise of far right parties/groups in many countries and the question of internet and information security. How might these phenomena damage the prospects of a shared multilateral (or global?) framework of assumptions and common interests that most would see as essential to effective global governance?
  • Changing World and the lack of leadership – The world we are living in is characterized by a growing amount of uncertainties. Crises and contingency seem to emerge as the "new normal" of inter/national politics. It is thus increasingly hard for political leaders to translate power into outcomes. In this book series, we also invite contributions by former or current practitioners, policy advisors and scholars who are working in the field of academic/policy-divide to elaborate particularly their view on dissent and crises in current world affairs.

If you have an idea for a new book in Routledge Series on Dissent and Crises in World Politics, please send a written proposal to the Series Editors:

Karoline Postel-Vinay [email protected]

Nadine Godehardt [email protected]

For guidance on how to structure your proposal, please visit: www.routledge.com/info/authors

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / Comparative
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Economic Conditions
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Economic Policy
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / General