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The Brussels Effect: How the European Union Rules the World – 27 Mar. 2020

The Brussels Effect: How the European Union Rules the World – 27 Mar. 2020

Kindle Edition Author: by Anu Bradford Seller name : Amazon
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This book explains how the EU’s power is actually on the rise, remaining a superpower with the ability to shape the world culturally and politically.


What does this book cover?  


The conventional wisdom seems to be that the EU’s practical power is waning, yet ‘the Brussels Effect’ as still a recognised force in International Relations, and the EU has shown an impressive ability to ‘Europeanise’ much of global commerce. Professor Braford posits that Europe is not as washed up as many seem to believe.


The book points out that, from its nominal HQ in Brussels, the EU still:


  • Generates the regulations which define international business
  • Sets global trading standards
  • Shapes data privacy policy
  • Defines the baseline for health and safety standards
  • Protect the environment
  • Curbs hate speech even in countries with no allegiance to Europe


About the Author  


Anu Bradford teaches at Columbia Law School, where she holds the post of Henry L. Moses Professor of Law and International Organization. She is also a senior scholar at the Jerome A. Chazen Institute for Global Business and a director at the European Legal Studies Center. She also taught at the University of Chicago.



Here, Professor Bradford offers a unique and powerful perspective on the real political power the EU wields, something worth considering.