"The European Union is a key participant in international organisations with its involvement taking different forms, ranging from full membership to mere observer. Moreover, there is also not only one status of observer, but different ones depending on the constituent charters of the organisations. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the participation of the EU in five international organisations: the UN, the ILO, the WTO, the WHO and the WIPO. It identifies its role and influence in diverse areas of global governance, such as foreign policy, peace, human rights, social rights, trade, health and intellectual property. EU and international experts, diplomats and scholars have contributed to this book to give an overview of the different aspects linked to the participation of the EU in these organisations and to the coordination that takes place internally with its Member States. They also examine the EU's actual influence in the various areas and its contribution to global governance. The combination of these two dimensions allows the work to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the participation of the EU in these five international organisations. The book provides valuable insights for scholars, policymakers and is useful for representatives of other international organisations and civil society actors."--Bloomsbury Publishing.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction : the European Union in international organisations : functional necessity of general aspiration? / Christine Kaddous The United Nations : a Euripean Union perspective / Mariangela Zappia The position of the European Union in the United Nations : a United Nations perspective / Markkus Schmidt Improving the European Union's status in the United Nations and the UN system : an objective without a strategy? / Jan Wouters, Anna-Luise Chané, Jed Odermatt and Thomas Ramopoulos Coordination between the European Union and its member states / Marco Ferri European Union participation and cooperation in ILO institutions and activities : an ILO perspective / Geneviève Pons-Deladrière The European Union in the World Trade Organization Post-Lisbon : no single change to the single voice? / Detlev Brauns and Tomas Baert The European Union and its Member States' participation in the World Trade Organization : a WTO perspective / János Volkai The Euripean union in the World Trade Organization : a model for the EU's status in international organisations? / Frank Hoffmeister Coordination between the Euripean Union and the member States : an EU perspective / Lourdes Chamorro The European Union and the World Health Organization : interactions and collaboration from a governance and policy perspective / Gian Luca Burci The European Union's role and potential in research and innovation for global health / Ilona Kickbusch, Stephen A Matlin, Samantha Battams and Albrecht Jahn The European Union in the World Intellectual Property Organization : from a cloudy complexity towards an ordered pluralism : an external appraisal / Jean-Christophe Galloux How to evaluate the European Union as a normative power in multilevel governance of public goods? Methodological pluralism and its constitutional limits in european governance / Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann.