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The European Union's international investment policy : explaining intensifying Member State cooperation in international investment regulation

  title={The European Union's international investment policy : explaining intensifying Member State cooperation in international investment regulation},
  author={Johann Robert Basedow},
  • J. Basedow
  • Published 1 November 2014
  • Political Science, Economics
The thesis seeks to explain the emergence of the EU’s international investment policy since the 1980s. Building on theories of European Integration, it tests two ex ante hypotheses. Hypothesis H1 builds on supranational thinking and stipulates that the Commission acted as policy entrepreneur and pushed for the communitarisation of international investment policy-making. Hypothesis H2 builds on liberal intergovernmental thinking and stipulates that European business successfully lobbied the… 
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