Quotation Plümper, Thomas, Epifanio, Mariaelisa. 2018. European Integration and the Race to the Top in Counterterrorist Regulations. Journal of European Public Policy. 25 (5), 787-799.




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.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Journal of European Public Policy
Citation Index SSCI
WU-Journal-Rating new MAN-A, VW-D, WH-B
Language English
Title European Integration and the Race to the Top in Counterterrorist Regulations
Volume 25
Number 5
Year 2018
Page from 787
Page to 799
Reviewed? Y
URL https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13501763.2017.1310276
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13501763.2017.1310276
Open Access N


Plümper, Thomas (Details)
Epifanio, Mariaelisa (University of Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Institute for Sociology and Social Research IN (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5118 Political science (Details)
5325 Political economics (Details)
5912 Social sciences (interdisciplinary) (Details)
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