Lawrence Examines Governmentality in EU Trade and Environment Policy in New Book

Jessica Lawrence, assistant professor of International Business Law at CEU’s Department of Legal Studies, examines the legal and political discourse of the EU and those affected by its policies in her new book Governmentality in EU Trade and Environment Policy: Between Rights and Market (Routledge 2018).

By studying legal cases, statements by officials, legislative texts, press releases, and other representative documents the book identifies the rationalities, technologies, and subjectivities that underlie contemporary EU activity in this area. The overall effect paints a more complicated and nuanced picture of the EU’s vision of itself and its goals; one that ultimately seeks to provide a better understanding of the functioning of power in this area.

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