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Extending Experimentalist Governance?: The European Union and Transnational Regulation

Jonathan Zeitlin


This book takes as its point of departure three observations about the current state of transnational regulation within and beyond the EU: Across a wide and expanding range of policy fields, the EU has developed over the past fifteen years a new architecture of experimentalist governance based on framework rule making and revision through recursive review of implementation experience in diverse local contexts. Through a variety of institutional mechanisms and channels, the EU is actively seeking to extend its own internal rules, norms, standards, and governance processes beyond the Union’s bor ... More

Keywords: experimentalist governance, EU, transnational regulation, external governance, rule making, global governance, policy export, standard setting

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198724506
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724506.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Zeitlin, editor
Distinguished Faculty Professor of Public Policy and Governance, University of Amsterdam

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1 Introduction

Jonathan Zeitlin

Part I Governing the Neighbourhood

Part II Protecting Consumers and the Environment

4 The EU and transnational regulation of GMOs

Patrycja Da˛browska-Kłosin´ska

5 EU chemicals regulation

Katja Biedenkopf

6 Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT)

Christine Overdevest and Jonathan Zeitlin

Part III Regulating Competition and Finance

Part IV Ensuring Security, Justice, and Fundamental Rights

13 Conclusions

Jonathan Zeitlin

End Matter