European integration and the race to the top in counterterrorist regulations

Mariaelisa Epifanio, Thomas Plümper*

*Korrespondierende*r Autor*in für diese Arbeit

Publikation: Wissenschaftliche FachzeitschriftOriginalbeitrag in FachzeitschriftBegutachtung

Abstract

International terrorism can generate a ‘race to the top’ in counterterrorist regulations among countries potentially exposed to terrorist attacks. This ‘regulatory competition’ can be smoothed by international co-operation and an agreement on common minimum standards in counterterrorist regulations. We argue, and show empirically, that European Union members states have implemented a significantly lower number of counterterrorist regulations than countries that do not belong to the European Union. This finding supports the argument that the implementation of a minimum regulatory standard reduces the competitive upward pressure in counterterrorist regulations.

OriginalspracheEnglisch
Seiten (von - bis)787-799
Seitenumfang13
FachzeitschriftJournal of European Public Policy
Jahrgang25
Ausgabenummer5
DOIs
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 4 Mai 2018

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