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The EU’s international investment policy: the policy-making implications of unintended competence transfers

Basedow, Robert (2020) The EU’s international investment policy: the policy-making implications of unintended competence transfers. Journal of Common Market Studies. ISSN 1747-5244 (In Press)

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Abstract

In 2009, the Treaty of Lisbon empowered the EU to pursue an international investment policy and to conclude international investment agreements. The EU’s first steps in this policy domain have attracted considerable public attention. Analysts depict competing societal interests as the main forces shaping EU policy in this domain. This article scrutinises this widespread perception. It argues that competence struggles between the European Institutions and Member States, which still echo broad Member State opposition against the initial decision to empower the EU in this domain during the drafting of the Lisbon Treaty, play a similarly important role in shaping EU international investment policy. This article enhances our understanding of EU policy-making in a highly salient policy domain and theoretically contributes to research on European Integration in that shows that it matters for policy-making 'how' the EU received an underlying competence.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/14685965
Additional Information: © 2020 John Wiley & Sons
Divisions: European Institute
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2020 15:12
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2020 23:38
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/105161

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