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“Sovereignty in Transition: The European Commission’s Influence on U.S. Policy”

Callum, Robert and Guay, Terrence. (1999) “Sovereignty in Transition: The European Commission’s Influence on U.S. Policy”. In: UNSPECIFIED, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Unpublished)

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    Scholars have long questioned the international political stature of the European Union (EU), portraying the organization as an economic giant but a political pygmy. Three recent case studies provide evidence to the contrary, showing that the European Commission can transform the EU’s economic capabilities into the political capital necessary to influence policy in the United States. The cases (and policy areas) are: Boeing-McDonnell Douglas merger (aerospace/defense policy); Helms-Burton Act (foreign policy); and the EU Directive on Data Protection (privacy/Internet policy). After describing the EU’s influence in these cases, the paper suggests three explanations for the assertiveness of the European Commission.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Data protection.
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > External relations > EU-US
    EU policies and themes > External relations > common foreign & security policy 1993--European Global Strategy
    EU policies and themes > EU institutions & developments > European Commission
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > economic and financial affairs > business/private economic activity
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 1999 (6th), June 2-5, 1999
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 05 May 2006
    Page Range: p. 21
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:21

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