The European Union and Multilateral Governance

Assessing EU Participation in United Nations Human Rights and Environmental Fora

  • Jan Wouters
  • Hans Bruyninckx
  • Sudeshna Basu
  • Simon Schunz

Part of the Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics book series (PSEUP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Analytical Framework

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Simon Schunz, Sudeshna Basu, Hans Bruyninckx, Stephan Keukeleire, Jan Wouters
      Pages 25-45
  4. The EU in UN Human Rights Governance

  5. The EU in UN Environmental Governance

  6. Implications and Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 251-251
    2. Hans Bruyninckx, Jan Wouters, Sudeshna Basu, Simon Schunz
      Pages 253-281
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 283-285

About this book


An interdisciplinary approach to the study of the EU in UN human rights and environmental governance which addresses the legal and political science dimensions. With contributions from academics and policy-makers, this volume is a comprehensive analysis of how the challenges it faces impact on the EU's position in UN fora.


environment Europe European Union European Union (EU) Governance human rights IGH participation Policy political science sustainable development United Nations

Authors and affiliations

  • Jan Wouters
    • 1
  • Hans Bruyninckx
    • 2
  • Sudeshna Basu
    • 3
  • Simon Schunz
    • 4
  1. 1.Leuven Centre for Global Governance StudiesUniversity of LeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.Professor of International Relations and Global Environmental GovernanceUniversity of LeuvenBelgium
  3. 3.Doctoral Researcher, Leuven Centre for Global Governance StudiesUniversity of LeuvenBelgium
  4. 4.Postdoctoral ResearcherUniversity of LeuvenBelgium

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