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Parochial Global Europe: 21st Century Trade Politics

Alasdair R. Young and John Peterson


Europe’s trade policies matter in global politics. Despite the recent focus on Brazil, India, and particularly China, the European Union remains the world’s largest market and trader. Despite its recent economic troubles, Europe remains in a powerful position to shape how globalization is governed. We know surprisingly little about how its trade policy is actually made, because previous works have focused on individual trade policy decisions to the detriment of the “big picture” of the Union as a trade power. The book argues that trade policy is composed of multiple, distinct policies. Each pr ... More

Keywords: European Union, trade, trade policy, policy sub-system, Europe as a global actor

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199579907
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579907.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alasdair R. Young, author
Associate Professor, The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology

John Peterson, author
Professor of International Politics, University of Edinburgh