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The EU's Role in Global Governance: The Legal Dimension

Bart Van Vooren, Steven Blockmans, and Jan Wouters


For years the European Union has been looked on as a potential model for cosmopolitan governance, and enjoyed considerable influence on the global stage. The EU has a uniquely strong and legally binding mission statement to pursue international relations on a multilateral basis, founded on the progressive development of international law. The political vision was for the EU to export its values of the rule of law and sophisticated governance mechanisms to the international sphere. Globalization and the financial crisis have starkly illustrated the limits of this vision, and the EU's dependence ... More

Keywords: European Union, cosmopolitan governance, international law, financial crisis, globalization, global governance

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199659654
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659654.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bart Van Vooren, editor
Assistant Professor of European Law and Integration, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen and Associate Fellow, Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies

Steven Blockmans, editor
Senior Research Fellow and Head of Unit EU Foreign Policy, Centre for European Policy Studies, Professor of EU External Relations and Governance, University of Amsterdam, and Visiting Professor at the University of Leuven

Jan Wouters, editor
Jean Monnet Chair, EU and Global Governance, Professor of International Law and International Organizations, and Director of the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, University of Leuven

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Part I The EU as a Legal Power in Global Governance?

Part II The EU and Global Security Governance

Part III The EU and Global Trade Governance

Part IV The EU and Global Environmental Governance

Part v The EU and Global Financial Governance

16 The EU at the G20 and the G20’s Impact on the EU

Jan Wouters, Sven Van Kerckhoven, and Jed Odermatt

Part VI The EU and Global Social Governance

Closing Part

20 Conclusion: The Role of the EU in the Legal Dimension of Global Governance

Bart Van Vooren, Steven Blockmans, and Jan Wouters

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