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The European Union's Shaping of the International Legal Order

ISBN13: 9781107033337
Published: November 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £80.99
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9781316633489

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The European Union undoubtedly plays an important role in the formation of international law. This takes place through a number of avenues ranging from the simple existence of this supranational legal order within the sphere of international law to the actual influencing of international legal order. With contributions by leading scholars, this collection of essays constructs and analyses a new and stimulating approach in which the European Union is perceived as an active co-creator of the international legal order on a variety of planes. Providing concrete examples of the European Union's approach to the international legal order in different policy fields, this book will be a key reference point for a new active paradigm of EU external relations law.

EU Law
The active paradigm of the study of the EU's place in the world: an introduction Dimitry Kochenov and Fabian Amtenbrink

Part I. The EU's Shaping of the International Legal Order: The Mechanics:
1. Europe's raison d'etre Grainne de Burca
2. The EU, interim global justice, and the international legal order Andrew Williams
3. Theoretical approaches to a peculiar norm category: shaping the international order as a Union objective Joris Larik

Part II. The EU's Shaping of the International Legal Order: The Evidence:
4. EU values and the shaping of the international context Ester Herlin-Karnell
5. Promoting the rule of law abroad: on the EU's limited contribution to the shaping of an international understanding of the rule of law Laurent Pech
6. EU global peace diplomacy: shaping the law on statehood Steven Blockmans
7. Shaping the WTO's institutional evolution: the EU as a strategic litigant in the WTO Tilman Kruger
8. EU climate change policy: can the Union be just (and) green? Christina Eckes
9. The EU's governance of external energy relations: the challenges of a 'rule-based market approach' Peter Van Elsuwege
10. The EU's shaping of international law on energy efficiency Anatole Boute
11. The European Union: shaping migration patterns in its neighbourhood and beyond? Laure Delcour

Part III. The European Union and the Global Financial Crisis:
12. Back in balance? The EU and the challenges of international financial regulation Christoph Ohler
13. The EU and the Euro area in international economic governance: the case of the IMF Jan Wouters, Sven Van Kerckhoven and Thomas Ramopoulos
14. The EU's financial transaction tax: shaping global financial governance in its own image? Bart Van Vooren
Messianism, mission, or realpolitik? Some concluding observations on the Union's role in shaping the international legal order Dimitry Kochenov and Fabian Amtenbrink.