Managing Transboundary Crises: What Role for the European Union?

  title={Managing Transboundary Crises: What Role for the European Union?},
  author={Arjen Boin and Mark Rhinard},
The nation-state faces an increasing number of what we refer to as ‘‘transboundary threats.’’ A transboundary threat is characterized by the potential to cross geographical and functional boundaries. These characteristics outstrip the capacity of nation-states and national bureaucracies that were designed to deal with more classic threats. Theinstitutional challenge, we argue, is to build effective transboundary systems for managing these complex threats. In this essay, we ask what role the… Expand
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