Conclusions: Global Complexity, Networks, and the Role of EU and European Actors

George Christou, Jacob Hasselbalch

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This conclusion presents some closing thoughts of the key concepts discussed in the preceding chapters of this book. The book draws the distinction between network theories and network methods, which are frequently used together but may also be used independently. It discusses the increased complexity of global governance as a case of increasing institutional density, overlaps, interactions, unexpected and unintended consequences, and a proliferation of actors. The book conceptualizes a space for action within complex systems in terms of multilevel networks involving professionals and organizations acting to control issues. It deals with networks and European actors on one or more of the Macro, Meso, and Micro levels. The book examines the emergence of a transnational field of expertise and community of experts in sustainable finance, and finds that European Union institutions are generally well integrated and their efforts to shape the field are cohesive
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobal Networks and European Actors : Navigating and Managing Complexity
EditorsGeorge Christou, Jacob Hasselbalch
Number of pages10
Place of PublicationAbingdon
Publication date2021
ISBN (Print)9780367720827, 9780367720803
ISBN (Electronic)9781003153382
Publication statusPublished - 2021
SeriesGlobalisation, Europe, Multilateralism Series

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