Regulating the Baltic Sea – A Showcase of Normative Pluralism

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    Abstrakti

    The Baltic Sea Region (BSR) faces several challenges, not the least in respect ofthe poor state of the sea itself. The regulatory framework governing the BSR is complex,displaying a multi-layered structure with up to five regulatory levels. The regulatory scene isalso characterised by many features that could be assumed under the umbrella of post-nationalrulemaking. This article discusses features of the pluralisation of BSR regulation. The BSRregulatory framework is on the one hand rich with regulatory initiatives at the fringes of both‘actorness’ and ‘ruleness’. On the other hand, the framework is characterised by crossfertilisationbetween regulatory layers. Such interaction can add to the regulatory impact ofnormatively soft acts, but can also come with drawbacks. In any case, the article claims, acomplete picture of BSR regulation can only be attained through an appreciation of normativepluralism.

    AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
    Sivut347-374
    JulkaisuGerman Yearbook of International Law
    Vuosikerta61
    Numero1
    DOI - pysyväislinkit
    TilaJulkaistu - 2019
    OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Julkaistu artikkeli, soviteltu

    Keywords

    • European Union
    • International organizations
    • Baltic sea

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