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The European Union as a Global Regulator? Context and Comparison

Published: June 2015 | Related Faculty: Alasdair Young


The European Union’s regulations affect how business is conducted and consumers and the environment protected in parts of the world far beyond its borders.  Moreover, the external impact of its regulations informs understandings of the EU as a global actor.  This article makes three main arguments.  First, the EU’s regulatory influence varies systematically across different forms of regulatory interaction: regulatory competition and different forms of regulatory cooperation.  The form of regulatory interaction, therefore, is a critical intervening variable between the EU

Liberalizing trade, not exporting rules: e limits to regulatory co-ordination in the EU's ‘new generation’ preferential trade agreements

Published: May 2015 | Related Faculty: Alasdair Young


The European Union is considered both an influential global regulator and a trade power.  There is thus a common, if rather casual, assumption that the EU exports its regulations through preferential trade agreements (PTAs).  Based on a close textual analysis of four early ‘new generation’ PTAs – those with Canada, Central America, Singapore and South Korea – and the Commission’s opening position in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations this article challenges that assumption.  Across a broad spectrum of regulatory issues there has been very limited

Policy-Making in the European Union, 7th edition

Published: January 2015 | Related Faculty: Alasdair Young


This definitive guide to policy-making in the European Union provides students and scholars with unmatched analysis of major policy challenges, including the euro area crisis and enlargement.


A New Role for Public Health in Bioterrorism Deterrence

Published: December 2014 | Related Faculty: Margaret E. Kosal


When this article was submitted in April 2014, only a handful of scholars and policy-makers in the defense and security communities were following the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which was over 4 months old at that time. Now that thousands of people have died, cases have spread to the US and Europe, and thousands of US uniformed military are being deployed on humanitarian assistance/disaster relief missions, attention and interest are significantly heightened.

戶籍制度的變遷及其引發的衝突與爭端 (Changes and evolution of the hukou system and the subsequent conflicts)

Published: November 2014 | Related Faculty: Fei-Ling Wang


This is the Chinese translation of my article “Conflict, Resistance, and the Reform of the Hukou System,” a chapter in Edited Elizabeth J. Perry, Mark Selden eds., Chinese Society: Change, Conflict and Resistance, 3rd edition, London: Routledge, 2010. Translator is Dr.  Xia Lu (夏璐).