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The New and Changing Transatlanticism

Politics and Policy Perspectives, 1st Edition

Edited by Laurie Buonanno, Natalia Cuglesan, Keith Henderson


340 pages | 3 B/W Illus.

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The European Union and the US are currently negotiating the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), with potentially enormous economic gains for both partners. Experts from the European Union and the US explore not only the groundwork laid for TTIP under the "New Transatlanticism," but also the key variables – economic, cultural, institutional, and political – shaping transatlantic policy outcomes.

Divided into four parts, Part I, consisting of three chapters, contextualizes the transatlantic relationship with an historical survey, contemporary foreign relations and policy, and cultural dynamics. Together, these chapters provide the background for understanding the evolving nature of the EU–US relationship. Part II of this volume focuses on governance and comprises two chapters – one on transatlantic governance and the other administrative culture. Part III consists of six policy chapters: competition, trade, transport, mobility regimes, financial services regulation, and GMOs. Part IV, consisting of three chapters, explores prospects and challenges associated with transatlanticism, including the TTIP. The last chapter concludes with lessons learned and future challenges with respect to policy convergence; the nature of the EU–US relationship; power, resources, and bargaining within the transatlantic partnership; and, an assessment of the future of deeper cooperation and integration.

This insightful account into policy cooperation between the EU and the US is a welcomed resource for policy specialists oriented toward comparative public policy wishing to enter the arena of Transatlantic Studies.


'"In a world of more diffuse power and principles, Europeans and Americans are challenged to reposition their partnership for the 21st century. Yet they face a mismatch between the nature of the challenges and the institutional frameworks, strategic-action capacity, and practical tools at their disposal. This volume offers new insights into the governance of transatlantic relations and the evolving nature of the U.S.-EU partnership."Daniel S. Hamilton, Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University SAIS

"This is an interesting and informative collection of articles. I highly recommend the volume to a wide audience of those interested in transatlantic relations."—Joseph A. McKinney, Baylor University

Table of Contents

Selected Contents: 1. Studying Transatlanticism Laurie Buonanno, Natalia Cugleşan, and Keith Henderson Part 1: Contextualizing Transatlanticism 2. The Changing Context and Nature of the Transatlantic Relationship Michelle Egan & Neill Nugent 3. Transatlantic Foreign Policy Cooperation in the Obama Era Federiga Bindi 4. The Cultural Dynamics of Transatlanticism Michael O’Neill Part 2: Governance 5. Transatlantic Governance Laurie Buonanno Neill Nugent, and Natalia Cugleşan 6. Comparing Administrative Cultures Keith Henderson Part 3: Policies 7. Transatlantic Trade Policy Holly Jarman 8. Transatlantic Competition Policy Nikolaos Zahariadis 9. Transatlantic Transportation Policy Eleanor Zeff, Ellen Pirro, and Reginald Soulyrette 10. A Comparison of Transatlantic Mobility Regimes: The Passenger Name Record and Highly Skilled Migration Alexander Caviedes 11. Transatlantic Financial Services Regulation Laurie Buonanno 12. GMO Food Regulatory Frameworks in the US and the EU Carolyn Dudek Part 4: The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: Prospects and Challenges 13. TTIP Arrives: Politics and Processes Laurie Buonanno 14. The TTIP Agreement: Market Access, Regulations, and Rules Laurie Buonanno 15. The New and Changing Transatlanticism: Lessons Learned and Future Challenges Laurie Buonanno

About the Editors

Laurie Buonanno is Professor of Political Science and Public Administration at SUNY Buffalo State and directs the postgraduate public administration division. She is a specialist in comparative public policy.

Natalia Cuglesan is Lecturer at the Faculty of History and Philosophy, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania.

Keith Henderson was Professor of Political Science at SUNY Buffalo State. He helped establish the Master of Public Administration program at Buffalo State and developed internships for students in local, state, and federal government offices.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Governance and Public Policy

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Affairs & Administration
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / General