Strezhneva Marina
Digest of Foreign Publications Agency of the EU in the Mirror of Organizational Theory
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ISSN 1728-2756

DOI 10.17994/IT.2016.14.1.44.5

The European Union plays a salient role in the global arena. Yet to conceptualize its global role is a tough proposition if we remain within the scope of traditional international relations theory characterized by state-centrism. Indeed, the EU is commonly believed to be a sui generis entity, something between a state and an international organization. In the 2000s its position in international relations was commonly defined through the concept of “normative power”. However, this framework seems insufficient to explain diversity of the roles the EU assumes in international politics. Organization theory provides a partial solution to this puzzle, especially the meta-organization concept developed on its basis. They allow to treat both the EU and its member-states as organizations (although each of a different kind), which interact in the sphere of global governance, de facto competing with each other for authority. When compared to individuals, the smaller organizations composing meta-organizations emerge as less manageable. Thus, it is more problematic for a meta-organization, than for an organization per se, which includes individuals, to function as the global actor that it definitely is. In the international arena a meta-organization faces limitations that states never have. That notwithstanding, the establishment and maintenance of norms that states are expected to follow is, without doubt, of primary importance for meta-organizations. In this article EU efforts in regional and global coordination of financial transaction taxes, as well as EU participation in the global climate governance regime are presented as two examples which substantiate the specifics of its functioning in the global environment in the capacity of a meta-organization. 

Keywords: European Union | organization theory | global governance | normative power | meta-organization | financial transaction tax |

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