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The European Union as a Global Regulator? Context and Comparison

Young, Alasdair R. (2015) The European Union as a Global Regulator? Context and Comparison. [Conference Proceedings] (Submitted)

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    The European Union’s regulations affect how business is conducted and consumers and the environment protected in parts of the world far beyond its borders. Moreover, the external impact of its regulations informs understandings of the EU as a global actor. This article makes three main arguments. First, the EU’s regulatory influence varies systematically across different forms of regulatory interaction: regulatory competition and different forms of regulatory cooperation. The form of regulatory interaction, therefore, is a critical intervening variable between the EU’s regulatory power resources and its influence. Second, within the different forms of regulatory cooperation the EU’s influence varies in line with expectations derived from the literature. But, third, the magnitude of the EU’s influence seems to be considerably less in regulatory cooperation than suggested by the literature on regulatory competition; a finding that reinforces the first argument. The article also introduces the rest of the special issue.

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    Item Type: Conference Proceedings
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > External relations > common foreign & security policy 1993--European Global Strategy
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    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 2015 (14th), March 4-7, 2015
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2018 14:54
    Number of Pages: 29
    Last Modified: 12 Mar 2018 15:57

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