The European Union is often depicted as a dominant global regulator. The purpose of this volume is to move beyond establishing that the EU influences global regulation towards an emphasis on the conditions with which it exerts that influence. Toward that end, it focuses on the EU's active efforts, both bilateral and multilateral, to shape regulations beyond its borders. The empirical chapters in this volume are explicitly comparative, among foreign partners, across international contexts, over time, and across issues. The more conceptual contributions posit an explanation for the EU’s choice of regulatory cooperation strategy and take stock of Market Power Europe as a dynamic conceptual framework for understanding and researching the EU as a power. Collectively, this volume advances three arguments: the utility of the EU’s regulatory power resources is context-specific; debates about what kinds of power projection the EU has been found to be, at least as currently conceived, unproductive; and that the EU’s engagement in the world is better explained through general theories of international political economy.
This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of European Public Policy.
Table of Contents
1. The European Union as a Global Regulator? Context and Comparison Alasdair R. Young, Professor of International Affairs and Jean Monnet Chair, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology.
2. Liberalizing Trade, Not Exporting Rules: The Limits to Regulatory Coordination in the EU’s ‘New Generation’ Preferential Trade Agreements Alasdair R. Young, Professor of International Affairs and Jean Monnet Chair, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology.
3. Coercion with kid gloves: The European Union’s role in shaping a global regulatory framework for aviation emissions Vicki Birchfield, Associate Professor, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology
4. ‘Man Overboard!’ Was EU influence on the Maritime Labour Convention lost at sea? Robert Kissack, Assistant Professor and Head of Studies at the Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI)
5. Putting the EU in Its Place: Policy Strategies and the Global Regulatory Context Abraham L. Newman, Georgetown University and Elliot Posner, Case Western Reserve University
6. Market Power Europe: Exploring a Dynamic Conceptual Framework Chad Damro, University of Edinburgh
Alasdair Young is Professor of International Affairs and Jean Monnet Chair in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology. He is also Chair of the European Union Studies Association (2015-17).