Layered Global Player

Legal Dynamics of EU External Relations

  • Henri de Waele

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  3. Legal Dynamics in the Outer Layer

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  4. Legal Dynamics in the Middle Layers

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  5. Legal Dynamics in the Inner Layer

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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 161-171

About this book


Layered Global Player offers a concise but thorough overview of the principles of EU external relations law. By closely examining the role of the European Union on the global scene, it aims to provide a systematic overview of the relevant rules and competences, reflecting the legal developments in their historical and political context. The book contains up-to-date analyses of topics such as the Common Foreign and Security Policy, the Common Security and Defence Policy and the Common Commercial Policy. Moreover, it devotes specific attention to the EU’s external powers with regard to the environment, fundamental human rights and development cooperation. It also includes a dedicated chapter exploring the relations with neighbouring countries, as well as one that elucidates the complex interplay between rules of domestic, European and international provenance. Overall, this book couples an innovative design with comprehensive coverage and an engaging style of writing. Its compactness and accessibility enable readers to master the main features of this dynamic field of law with ease, making it an indispensible resource for scholars and practitioners alike.


European Union Law External Relations of the European Union International Law International Relations The Law of International Organisations

Authors and affiliations

  • Henri de Waele
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  1. 1., Department of International and EuropeanRadboud University NijmegenNijmegenNetherlands

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