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United Nations University Series on Regionalism

Importing EU Norms

Conceptual Framework and Empirical Findings

Editors: Björkdahl, A., Chaban, N., Leslie, J., Masselot, A. (Eds.)

  • Presents a conceptual framework and empirical cases of the EU as an ‘exporter of norms’, which are linked to that framework
  • Examines the effectiveness of norm export and evaluates to what extent it is enhanced or inhibited by different transfer mechanisms
  • Provides comprehensive analyses and comparisons of EU's norm export in a wider geographical setting, both within and beyond Europe’s neighbourhood
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About this book

This interdisciplinary work presents a conceptual framework and brings together constructivist and rationalist accounts of how EU norms are adopted, adapted, resisted or rejected. These chapters provide empirical cases and critical analysis of a rich variety of norm-takers from EU member states, European and non-European states, including the rejection of EU norms in Russia and Africa as well as adaptation of EU practices in Australia and New Zealand. Chapters on China, ASEAN and the Czech Republic demonstrate resistance to EU norm export. This volume probes differences in willingness to adopt or adapt norms between various actors in the recipient state and explores such questions as: How do norm-takers perceive of the EU and its norms? Is there a ‘normative fit’ between EU norms and the local normative context? Similarly, how do EU norms impact recipients’ interests and institutional arrangements? First, the authors map EU norm export strategies and approaches as they affect norm-takers. Second, the chapters recognize that norm adoption, adaption, resistance or rejection is a product of interaction and a relationship in which interdependence, asymmetry and power play a role. Third, we see that domestic circumstances within norm-takers condition the reception of norms. This book’s focus on norm-takers highlights the reflexive nature of norm diffusion and that nature has implications for the EU itself as a norm exporter.  Anyone with an interest in the research agenda on norm diffusion, normative power and the EU’s normative dialogue with the world will find this book highly valuable, including scholars, policy makers and students of subjects including political science, European studies, international relations and international and EU law.

Reviews

This volume fills a major gap in our understanding of the European Union’s normative power with its focus on the perceptions of third party recipients of EU norms and values. The editors have produced a book that combines conceptually strength with empirical richness to addresses an academic lacunae on the EU’s norm takers to excellent effect.

Professor Richard G. Whitman 
Professor of Politics and International Relations
Director, Global Europe Centre
University of Kent

This exceptional volume makes a significant theoretical and empirical contribution to the research agenda on normative power by examining thirteen case studies in the impact of the cultural filter on EU norm diffusion. A genuinely rich diversity of scholars and case studies from across the world, including European, African, Australasian, Asian and global analyses, develop the cultural filter of EU norm adoption, adaption, resistance or rejection to excellent effect. Through an analytical emphasis on how the EU is received and perceived in the rest of the world, the volume makes an original and ground-breaking contribution to understanding the reflexive nature of EU norm diffusion and normative power.

Professor Ian Manners,
Department of Political Science,
University of Copenhagen

 


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction: To Take or Not to Take EU Norms? Adoption, Adaptation, Resistance and Rejection

    Björkdahl, Prof. Annika (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • A Selective and Reluctant Adopter: The Czech Republic and Its (Non)Accession to Schengen and Eurozone

    Šlosarčík, Dr. Ivo

    Pages 13-22

  • Mobility in Principle and Practice: Multilevel Adoption of Free Movement Norms in a European Cross-border Region

    Grace, Toni

    Pages 23-38

  • The EU and Global Economic Governance: Playing the Role of a Global Leader?

    Bengtsson, Dr. Rikard

    Pages 39-54

  • Perceptions of ‘Normative Power Europe’ in the Shadow of the Eurozone Debt Crisis: Public Perspectives on European Integration from the Asia Pacific

    Chaban, Dr. Natalia (et al.)

    Pages 57-77

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-13740-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-13739-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.99
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 18, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-37929-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Importing EU Norms
Book Subtitle
Conceptual Framework and Empirical Findings
Editors
  • Annika Björkdahl
  • Natalia Chaban
  • John Leslie
  • Annick Masselot
Series Title
United Nations University Series on Regionalism
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-13740-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-13740-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-13739-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37929-6
Series ISSN
2214-9848
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 262
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