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Law and Governance in Postnational Europe


  • Page extent: 312 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.63 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 341.242/2
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: KJC5057 .L39 2005
  • LC Subject headings:
    • International and municipal law--European Union countries
    • Europe--Economic integration
    • International and municipal law--Germany
    • Federal government--Germany

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521841351 | ISBN-10: 0521841356)

DOI: 10.2277/0521841356

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This 2005 book argues that Europeanization and globalization have led to ever-more intensive legalization at transnational level. What accounts for compliance beyond the nation-state? The authors tackle this question by comparing compliance with regulations that have been formulated in a very similar way at different levels of governance. They test compliance with rules at the national level, at the regional level (EU), and at a global level (WTO), finding that in fact the EU has higher levels of compliance than both international and national rules. The authors argue that this is because the EU has a higher level of legalization, combined with effective monitoring mechanisms and sanctions. In this respect it seems that the European Union has indeed achieved a high level of legalization and compliance, though the authors add that this achievement does not settle the related queries with the legitimacy of transnational governance and law.

• Provides multiple comparisons: policies, political levels, theoretical approaches • Offers a perspective on the effects, on the output and outcomes of common institutions rather than on their creation or decision-making • Interdisciplinary analysis: political science and law


List of tables; Notes on contributors; Preface; 1. Introduction: law and compliance at different levels Michael Zürn; 2. The analysis of compliance with international rules: definitions, variables and methodology Jürgen Neyer and Dieter Wolf; 3. State aid control at the national, European and international level Dieter Wolf; 4. Domestic limits of supranational law: comparing compliance with European and international foodstuffs regulations Jürgen Neyer; 5. Politics of intergovernmental redistribution: comparing compliance with European and federal redistributive regulations Jürgen Neyer; 6. Conclusions - the conditions of compliance Michael Zürn and Jürgen Neyer; 7. Compliance research in legal perspectives Christian Joerges; References; Index.


Michael Zürn, Jürgen Neyer, Dieter Wolf, Christian Joerges

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