The European Union in International Organisations and Global Governance

Recent Developments

Edited by: Christine Kaddous

The European Union is a key participant in international organizations, with its involvement taking different forms ranging from full membership or that of mere observer. Moreover, there is also not only one status of observer, but different ones depending on the constituent charters of the organizations. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the participation of the EU in five international organizations: the UN, the ILO, the WTO, the WHO, and the WIPO. It identifies the EU's role and influence in diverse areas of global governance, such as foreign policy, peace, human rights, social rights, trade, health, and intellectual property. International experts, diplomats, and scholars have contributed to the book to give an overview of the different aspects linked to the participation of the EU in these organizations 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 book to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the participation of the EU in these five international organizations. The book provides valuable insights, not only for scholars in the field of international organizations, EU external relations, and international relations, but also for policymakers at national, EU, and multilateral levels. (Series: Modern Studies in European Law, Vol. 56) [Subject: EU Law, Public International Law]

Publication Date: 11/5/2015
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781849467001

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