Eu External Governance and Europeanization Beyond the Eu

Frank Schimmelfennig

in The Oxford Handbook of Governance

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199560530
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Politics & International Relations

Eu External Governance and Europeanization Beyond the Eu


This article discusses the external governance of the European Union (EU) and the process of Europeanization beyond the EU. It identifies which European modes and rules of governance the EU projects beyond its borders, and describes the mechanisms of Europeanization and the conditions under which these have an impact on outside actors. The article shows that EU market power and supranational regulation are the most important factors in making non-member states adopt the modes and rules of EU governance, either as a result of direct conditionality or through indirect externalization.

Keywords: external governance; European Union; Europeanization; market power; supranational regulation; indirect externalization; direct conditionality

Article.  6082 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; International Relations

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