1st Edition

The EU and Global Climate Justice Normative Power Caught in Normative Battles

    174 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    174 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book examines the European Union (EU)'s contribution to the development of the global climate regime within the broader framework of global justice.

    It argues that the procedural dimension of justice has been largely overlooked so far in the assessment of EU climate policy and reveals that the EU has significantly contributed to the development of the climate regime within its broader efforts to ‘solidarise’ international society. At the same time, the book identifies deficits of the climate regime and limits to the EU’s impact, and explains why the EU policy towards global climate change has shifted over time. Finally, it argues that these policies should not be assessed in terms of being wholly positive or wholly negative, but that they are shot through with ambiguities.

    This book will be of key interest to scholars, students, and practitioners of climate change, climate politics, and environmental and climate justice studies, and more broadly to EU Studies and International Relations.

    1. Introduction: Normative Power Europe, the Liberal Order, and Global Climate Justice

    2. Reconfiguring the Global Climate Justice Debate

    3. Charting the Development of EU Involvement in the Global Climate Regime

    4. Securitisation and Climate Justice

    5. The EU and Global Climate Justice Seen from the Outside

    6. Solidarisation: The Productive Ambiguity in the EU’s Climate Policies

    7. Conclusion: The EU, Climate Change and Balancing Global Justice


    Franziskus von Lucke is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute of Political Science at the University of Tübingen, Germany.

    Thomas Diez is Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Tübingen, Germany.

    Solveig Aamodt is a Reseacher at ARENA Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo, and a Senior Researcher at CICERO Center for International Climate Research, Oslo, Norway.

    Bettina Ahrens is a Research Manager at the University of Stuttgart, Germany.