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The European Union as a Global Actor

Trade, Finance and Climate Policy

  • Introduces “actorness” as a relevant concept for students and researchers in international relations and European integration studies

  • Provides an analytical and theoretical toolbox for studying actorness

  • Presents an empirical overview of three European policy areas

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Table of contents (5 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    • Susanne Lütz, Tobias Leeg, Daniel Otto, Vincent Woyames Dreher
    Pages 1-21
  3. Trade

    • Susanne Lütz, Tobias Leeg, Daniel Otto, Vincent Woyames Dreher
    Pages 23-89
  4. Money and Finance

    • Susanne Lütz, Tobias Leeg, Daniel Otto, Vincent Woyames Dreher
    Pages 91-167
  5. Climate Policy

    • Susanne Lütz, Tobias Leeg, Daniel Otto, Vincent Woyames Dreher
    Pages 169-214
  6. Conclusion

    • Susanne Lütz, Tobias Leeg, Daniel Otto, Vincent Woyames Dreher
    Pages 215-218

About this book

This book focuses on the European Union as an important actor in international relations and international political economy. The EU negotiates international economic agreements, represents Europe in international organizations, and is a major trading bloc and currency area. To what extent and under what conditions the EU can use its considerable economic power to assert its interests in the international arena is a relevant question for students, researchers and practitioners alike. To explore this question, the textbook introduces the concept of “actorness” and presents an overview of the actorness debate and theories used to explain actorness. In addition, it includes three empirical chapters on trade, finance and climate policy that apply various concepts and theories to study European actorness in the respective policy areas.

Keywords

  • European Union
  • EU
  • European Integration
  • Trade
  • Finance
  • Climate Policy
  • European Actorness
  • Legitimacy
  • Effectiveness
  • EU Trade Policy
  • Fiscal Policy
  • Environmental and Climate Policy
  • Actorness of the European Union
  • Theories and Concepts of Actorness
  • European Union Politics
  • Climate-Change Policy

Authors and Affiliations

  • FernUniversität in Hagen, Hagen, Germany

    Susanne Lütz

  • GIZ, Berlin, Germany

    Tobias Leeg

  • University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany

    Daniel Otto

  • Frankfurt am Main, Germany

    Vincent Woyames Dreher

About the authors

Dr. Susanne Lütz is a Professor of International Politics at the FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany. 

Dr. Tobias Leeg is a Political Scientist and Trade Policy Advisor at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in Berlin, Gernany.    

Dr. Daniel Otto is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Media Didactics and Knowledge Management (Learning Lab), Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany.   

Dr. Vincent Woyames Dreher is a Political Scientist and works at the European Central Bank, in the Supervisory Policy Division, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

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