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Bending to uniformity: EU financial regulation with and without the UK

Moloney, Niamh (2017) Bending to uniformity: EU financial regulation with and without the UK. Fordham International Law Journal, 40 (5). pp. 1335-1371. ISSN 0747-9395

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This article considers how the UK has shaped EU financial regulation. It suggests that the UK might best be described as the ‘grit in the oyster’ – an occasionally irritating presence which has prompted the production of a harmonized regulatory system which, to a workable extent, serves the needs of the EU’s integrated financial system. It also speculates as to how EU financial regulation is likely to develop without the UK. It concludes that, while prediction is a fraught exercise, the EU can be expected to bend ever more sharply towards uniformity with respect to regulatory governance for the single market. The UK is likely to leave a moderating legacy, however, in the form of an embedded institutional commitment to proportionality and to evidence-based regulatory design. It is more difficult to predict how the EU’s regulatory governance in relation to the international market is likely to evolve. Here, geo-politics and international trade relations are likely to be determinative

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Additional Information: © 2017 The Author
Divisions: Law
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JX International law
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 09 May 2017 13:24
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 15:48

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