Extending Experimentalist Governance?: The European Union and Transnational Regulation

ISBN : 9780198803065

Jonathan Zeitlin
432 ページ
156 x 234 mm

Extending Experimentalist Governance? takes as its point of departure three observations about the current state of transnational regulation within and beyond the EU: * Across a wide and expanding range of policy fields, the EU has developed over the past 15 years a new architecture of experimentalist governance based on framework rule making and revision through recursive review of implementation experience in diverse local contexts. * Through a variety of institutional mechanisms and channels, the EU is actively seeking to extend its own internal rules, norms, standards, and governance processes beyond the Union's borders to third countries and the wider world. * In a number of major issue-areas, experimentalist regimes with similar architectural features to those within the EU appear to be developing on a global or transnational scale. The book's goal is to explore, both empirically and theoretically, the relationship between these three contemporaneous trends, and to assess their consequences for the EU's evolving role in transnational regulation. The book tackles these questions about the external dimension of EU experimentalist governance and its relationship to broader trends in transnational regulation through in-depth analysis of recent developments across a series of key policy domains by a distinguished interdisciplinary group of European and North American scholars. The domains addressed include neighbourhood policy, food safety, GMOs, chemicals, forestry, competition, finance, data privacy, disability rights, crisis management, justice, and security.


1 Jonathan Zeitlin: Introduction: Theoretical Framework and Research Agenda
A. Governing the Neighborhood
2 Sandra Lavenex: Experimentalist Governance in EU Neighbourhood Policies: Functionalist versus Political Logics
B. Protecting Consumers and the Environment
3 Maria Weimer and Ellen Vos: The Role of the EU in Transnational Regulation of Food Safety: Extending Experimentalist Governance?
4 Patrycja Dabrowska-Klosinska: The EU and Transnational Regulation of Genetically Modified Organisms: From Bargaining Impasse to Experimentalist Cooperation?
5 Katja Biedenkopf: EU Chemicals Regulation: Extending Its Experimentalist REACH
6 Christine Overdevest and Jonathan Zeitlin: Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT): Transnational Dynamics of an EU Experimentalist Regime
C. Regulating Competition and Finance
7 Yane Svetiev: Scaling Experimentalism: From Convergence to Informed Divergence in Transnational Competition Policy
8 Elliot Posner: An Experimentalist Turn in International Financial Regulatory Cooperation?
D. Ensuring Security, Justice, and Fundamental Rights
9 Abraham Newman: European Data Privacy Regulation on a Global Stage: Export or Experimentalism?
10 Jorg Monar: Extending Experimentalist Governance: The External Dimension of the EU's 'Area of Freedom, Justice and Security'
11 Magnus Ekengren: Extending Experimentalism in EU Crisis Management
12 Grainne de Burca: Experimentalism and the Limits of Uploading: The EU and the UN Disability Convention
13 Jonathan Zeitlin: Conclusions: Empirical Findings and Experimentalist Pathways


Jonathan Zeitlin is Distinguished Faculty Professor of Public Policy and Governance in the Political Science Department at the University of Amsterdam, and Founding Scientific Director of the Amsterdam Centre for Contemporary European Studies (ACCESS EUROPE). His current research focuses on experimentalist governance within and beyond the EU. Recent publications include Experimentalist Governance in the European Union: Toward a New Architecture (Oxford University Press, 2010); 'Experimentalist Governance', in David Levi-Faur (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Governance (Oxford University Press, 2012); and 'Assembling an Experimentalist Regime: Transnational Governance Interactions in the Forest Sector', Regulation & Governance (2014).