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1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Transatlantic Relations

Edited By

Elaine Fahey

  • Available for pre-order on May 26, 2023. Item will ship after June 16, 2023
ISBN 9781032255347
June 16, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
448 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Routledge Handbook on the International Dimension of Transatlantic Relations is an essential and comprehensive reference for the regulation of transatlantic relations across a range of subjects, bringing together contributions from scholars, policy makers, lawyers and political scientists. Future oriented in a range of fields, it probes the key technical, procedural and policy issues for the US of dealing with, negotiating, engaging and law-making with the EU, taking a broad interdisciplinary perspective including international relations, politics, political economic and law, EU external relations law and international law and assesses the external consequences of transatlantic relations in a systematic and comprehensive fashion.

The transatlantic relationship constitutes one of the most established and far-reaching democratic alliances globally, and which has propelled multilateralism, trade regulation and the EU-US relationship in global challenges.The different contributions will propose solutions to overcome these problems and help us understand the shifting transatlantic agenda in diverse areas from human rights, to trade, and security, and the capacity of the transatlantic relationship to set new international agendas, standards and rules.

The Routledge Handbook on the International Dimension of Transatlantic Relations will be a key reference for scholars, students and practitioners of Transatlantic Relations/EU-US relations, EU External Relations law, EU rule-making, EU Security law, and more broadly to global governance, International law, international political economy and International Relations.

Table of Contents

Section I. EU and US Intra-organisations relations 1. Joseph Dunne, Director of the European Parliament Liaison Office in Washington DC Connecting the US Congress and the European Parliament: The work and role of the EP Liaison Office in Washington DC and the Transatlantic Legislators' Dialogue 2. Kenneth Propp, Georgetown University Law Center, Atlantic Council, Europe Center A US Perspective on Negotiating with the European Union 3. Davor Jancic, Associate Professor, Queen Mary University Law School, London Transatlantic Parliamentary Cooperation at Fifty 4. Charles Roger Assistant Professor and Beatriu de Pinós Research Fellow, Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacional Making Transatlantic Governance Work 5. Peter Van Elsuwege, Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law, Ghent University and Viktor Szep, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Groningen Transatlantic cooperation in sanctions policy 6. Sara Poli, Professor of Law, University of Pisa, Who is entitled to protect the energy security of the Union? The challenges posed the construction of North Stream II for the transatlantic cooperation and for the Union energy policy Section II. Trade, Investment and Forms of cooperation in Transatlantic relations 7. Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann, European University Institute (EUI) Florence Transatlantic economic and legal disintegration? Between Anglo-Saxon neoliberal nationalism, China’s totalitarian state-capitalism and Europe’s ordoliberal multilateral constitutionalism 8. David O'Sullivan, Senior Counsellor at Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Former EU Ambassador to the US EU-US Relations in a Changing World 9. Jenya Grigorova, Dispute Settlement Lawyer at World Trade Organization Reverberations of the CJEU Achmea B.V. Decision in The Transatlantic Space 10. Eva van der Zee, Assistant Professor, University of Hamburg Fighting climate change together? Opportunities and potential hurdles for an EU-US Transatlantic Trade Agenda 11. Thomas Verellen, Assistant Professor in Law, Utrecht University; Visiting Scholar, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Separation of Trade Powers: The Case of Unilateral Instruments 12. Simon Dekeyrel, PhD Candidate, University of Nottingham Law School The American shale revolution and the EU’s quest for diversification: providing a structural venue for mutually beneficial cooperation in EU-US energy relations? 13. Leif Johan Eliasson, Professor of Political Science, East Stroudsburg University US-EU trade relations: domestic obstacles and strategic opportunities Section III. Norm promotion practices of the EU and US in the Digital Age 14. Fabien Terpan, Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law & Politics, Sciences Po Grenoble UGA & Elaine Fahey, Jean Monnet Chair in Law & Transatlantic Relations, City, University of London The Future of the EU-US Privacy Shield 15. Maria Kendrick, Lecturer in Law, City Law School, City, University of London The EU and US Transatlantic Agendas on Taxation: Is Digitalisation Accelerating a Global Battle 16. Giulio Kowalski, Doctoral researcher, City, University of London Transatlantic enforcement of digital markets and competition law post-Brexit 17. Kristina Irion, Associate Professor, Institute for Information Law (IViR) University of Amsterdam tbc 18. Maria Tzanou, Senior Lecturer in Law, Keele University Law School Who occupies the transatlantic data privacy space? Assessing rules, institutions, and practice 19. TBC The future of transatlantic PNR Section IV: The economic character of transatlantic relations 20. TBC The political economy of transatlantic relations 21. TBC The future of transatlantic trade 22. TBC The economics of transatlantic relations 23. TBC The place of EU-US relations in international economic law 24. TBC The future of transatlantic trade disputes 25. TBC The transatlantic trade-security nexus

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Elaine Fahey is Professor of Law at the City Law School, City, University of London and co-director of the Institute for the Study of European Law (ISEL), City Law School and has held a Jean Monnet Chair in Law and Transatlantic Relations.


Transatlantic relations are often reduced to security matters. This book responds to the need for more comprehensive analyses of various policy sectors and arenas in which the EU and the US interact. These are embedded in larger theoretical debates, thus skillfully connecting theory and practice in this valuable handbook.

Markus Thiel, Florida International University, USA

An intellectual gold mine for scholars and practitioners alike, this book unlocks the full complexity of Transatlantic relations. Breaking down policy silos, it goes beyond the diplomatic tip of the Transatlantic iceberg to shed light on the submerged processes, actors and institutions that structure this cooperative, competitive and conflictual relationship.

Jean-Baptiste Velut, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, France.

With this seminal work Elaine Fahey assembled an impressive selection of authoritative voices on Transatlantic relations from both sides of the pond who delivered rigorous, original, and thought-provoking contributions providing a consistent narrative on a crucial relationship that has been and will remain difficult before, during, and after President Trump.

Professor Martin Trybus, University of Birmingham, UK

In an increasingly bipolar world, the US-EU relationship should be one of strength and coherence. Yet, as the Handbook vividly shows, this relationship remains unstable and multifaceted. New crises and actions by a plurality of transatlantic actors are constantly re-shaping the balance of powers in diplomacy, policy, and law across the Atlantic.

Fernanda G. Nicola, Washington College of Law, American University, USA