The EU strives to be a leading rule-making organisation with global reach in both economic and non-economic fields. But how should we understand the science behind this? This book focuses upon unpacking the uncertainty, the form and directions of the global reach of EU law, as a distinctive form of post-national rule-making. The work examines two central themes: the conceptual development of the global reach and effects of EU law; and the methodology of EU rule-making processes. It considers what specific impact and effects the EU’s rules are having, and its approach to global reach. The book studies the EU’s Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (AFSJ) as a case of a non-economic field offering examples of ways and means in which the global reach of EU law can manifest itself in an evolving and sensitive field. Using this casestudy, the book develops a sharper focus upon the ‘internal’ and ‘external’ elements of EU law which make up our understanding of the global reach of EU law and develops further why global reach is important as a scientific phenomenon.
The book will be a valuable resource for researchers and students in the areas of EU law, global governance and the study of law beyond the nation state.
'This is a thoughtful and careful rethink of how we conceive EU law to have global governance effects. It is both insightful and novel and offers a truly alternative theorisation on the global reach of EU law.'
Professor Laurent Pech, University of Middlesex, UK
'This book is a timely analysis of the impact and effects of EU rules outside EU territory. It helps us understand why the EU seems to be shifting its attention from its own Member States to the rest of the world and how it does so. It also clarifies why third states accept EU-made rules. The book is an absolute must-have for everyone studying the international and transnational normative and regulatory impact of the EU.'
Professor Ramses A. Wessel, University of Twente, The Netherlands
2.The Boundaries of the Global Reach of EU Law
3. The EU as an Actor in Rule-Making
4. External Norm Primacy and EU Law: AFSJ Directives in the Post-Lisbon Legislative Cyle
5. Tracing Transatlantic Rule-Transfer
6. The EU's Cybercrime and Cyber-Security Rule-Making
7. The EU's Participation in the Global Legal Order: Manifestations of Sovereignty