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The Active Paradigm of the Study of the EU's Place in the World: An Introduction

in D. Kochenov and F. Amtenbrink (eds.), 'European Union's Shaping of the International Legal Order' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013)

University of Groningen Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 02/2013

25 Pages Posted: 6 Mar 2013 Last revised: 30 Jul 2013

Dimitry Kochenov

University of Groningen - Faculty of Law

Fabian Amtenbrink

Erasmus University Rotterdam - Erasmus School of Law

Date Written: March 5, 2013

Abstract

This is an introduction of an edited volume compiled to test the feasibility of an active paradigm of the study of EU's engagements with the international legal order. The work aims at analysing how the EU shapes its environment and creates rules and practices for the world, reshaping – or at least attempting to reshape – international law. The book does more than simply visiting a range of essential fields of EU’s engagement. It offers an ethical perspective on the Union’s actions, shedding light on some underlying motivations, which are at times more complex than what the official documents would suggest. This collection advocates what we refer to as an ‘active paradigm’ of the study of the EU in the international legal context, approaching the Union as an active co-creator of the international legal order.

Keywords: EU, external relations, law, international relations, international law, values, export of aquis

Suggested Citation

Kochenov, Dimitry and Amtenbrink, Fabian, The Active Paradigm of the Study of the EU's Place in the World: An Introduction (March 5, 2013). in D. Kochenov and F. Amtenbrink (eds.), 'European Union's Shaping of the International Legal Order' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013); University of Groningen Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 02/2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2229031

Dimitry Kochenov (Contact Author)

University of Groningen - Faculty of Law ( email )

Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26
Groningen, 9712 EK
Netherlands

Fabian Amtenbrink

Erasmus University Rotterdam - Erasmus School of Law ( email )

3000 DR Rotterdam
Netherlands
+31104081573 (Phone)

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