9781139519625 (ebook) 9781107033337 (hardback)
The European Union undoubtedly plays an important role in the formation of international law. This takes place through a number of avenues ranging from the simple existence of this supranational legal order within the sphere of international law to the actual influencing of international legal order. With contributions by leading scholars, this collection of essays constructs and analyses a new and stimulating approach in which the European Union is perceived as an active co-creator of the international legal order on a variety of planes. Providing concrete examples of the European Union's approach to the international legal order in different policy fields, this book will be a key reference point for a new active paradigm of EU external relations law.
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Introduction : The active paradigm of the study of the EU's place in the world / Dimitry Kochenov and Fabian Amtenbrink Part I. : The EU's Shaping of the International Legal Order : the mechanics Europe's raison d'être / Gráinne de Búrca The EU, interim global justice and the international legal order / Andrew T. Williams Shaping the international order as an EU objective / Joris Larik Part II. : The EU's shaping of the International legal order : the evidence EU values and the shaping of the international legal context / Ester Herlin-Karnell Promoting the rule of law abroad : on the EU's limited contribution to the shaping of an international understanding of the rule of law / Laurent Pech EU global peace diplomacy : shaping the law on statehood / Steven Blockmans Shaping the WTO's institutional evolution : the EU as a strategic litigant in the WTO / Tilman Krüger EU climate change policy : can the Union be just (and) green? / Christina Eckes The EU's governance of external energy relations : the challenges of a 'rule-based market approach' / Peter Van Elsuwege The EU's shaping of international law on energy efficiency / Anatole Boute The EU : shaping migration patterns in its neighbourhood and beyond / Laure Delcour Part III. The EU and the global financial crisis Back in balance? : the EU and the challenges of international financial regulation / Christoph Ohler The EU and the euro area in international economic governance : the case of the IMF / Jan Wouters, Sven Van Kerckhoven and Thomas Ramopoulos The EU's financial transaction tax : shaping global financial governance in its own image? / Bart Van Vooren Conclusion : Messianism, mission, or realpolitik? : some concluding observations on the Union's role in shaping the international legal order / Fabian Amtenbrink and Dimitry Kochenov.