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Handbook on the EU and International Trade

Edited by Sangeeta Khorana, Business School, Faculty of Management, Bournemouth University and María García, Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies, University of Bath, UK
The Handbook on the EU and International Trade presents a multidisciplinary overview of the major perspectives, actors and issues in contemporary EU trade relations. Changes in institutional dynamics, Brexit, the politicisation of trade, competing foreign policy agendas, and adaptation to trade patterns of value chains and the digital and knowledge economy are reshaping the European Union's trade policy. The authors tackle how these challenges frame the aims, processes and effectiveness of trade policy making in the context of the EU's trade relations with developed, developing and emerging states in the global economy.
Extent: 432 pp
Hardback Price: $270.00 Web: $243.00
Publication Date: 2018
ISBN: 978 1 78536 746 5
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  • Business and Management
  • International Business
  • Economics and Finance
  • International Business
  • Politics and Public Policy
  • European Politics and Policy
  • International Relations
The legal, political and economic rationales that underpin trade policy are reflected in the establishment and implementation of EU trade relations with the rest of the world. This comprehensive Handbook provides readers with a multidisciplinary overview of the major perspectives, actors and challenges in contemporary EU trade relations.

Changes in institutional dynamics, Brexit, the politicisation of trade, competing foreign policy agendas, and adaptation to trade patterns of value chains and the digital and knowledge economy are reshaping the EU trade policy. The authors tackle how these challenges frame the aims, processes and effectiveness of trade policy-making in the context of EU trade relations with developed, developing and emerging states in the global economy.

This Handbook presents students and practitioners with an accessible introduction to the policy processes in EU trade policy. Policy-makers, especially those outside of the EU, will also gain key knowledge regarding the trade policies of the EU by reading this.

‘This Handbook is packed full of genuinely useful information. It covers all of the basics – with excellent chapters on the role of EU institutions, for example – and much more besides. EU trade policy has never been more complex or contested and this collection unpacks the issues in a clear and engaging way. Obligatory reading for anyone trying to understand EU trade.’
– Annmarie Elijah, Australian National University
Contributors: J. Adriaensen, L. Choukroune, P. De Lombaerde, F. De Ville, M. Eagleton-Pierce, J. Eckhardt, M. Filadoro, C. Gammage, M.J. García, T. Heron, W.A. Kerr, S. Khorana, L. Kühnhardt, D. Martens, P. Murray-Evans, L. Nilsson, J. Orbie, L. Perdikis, N. Perdikis, G. Rósen, M. Shu, G. Siles-Brügge, A. Smith, M. Smith, N.R. Smith, L. Van den Putte, S. Velluti, W.G. Voss

Contents:

Introduction

PART I INTRODUCTION TO EU TRADE POLICY FROM A MULTIDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVE
1. The Establishment and Development of the European Union and its Trade Policy
Nicholas Perdikis and Laurie Perdikis

2. EU International Relations Law: the Power to Conclude International Trade Agreement
Clair Gammage

3. EU Trade Policy from a Political Perspective
María J. García

PART II ACTORS IN EU TRADE POLICY
4. The European Commission’s Role in Trade Policy
Lars Nilsson

5. The Council: Between European Legislator and National Executive
Johan Adriaensen

6. The European Parliament
Guri Rosén

7. EU Trade Policy and Civil Society
Matthew Eagleton-Pierce

8. Business-Government Relations in EU Trade Politics
Jappe Eckhardt

PART III EU TRADE POLICY IN PRACTICE
9. Trade Policy and Foreign Policy in the European Union
Michael Smith

10. The EU’s Foreign Trade Policy Towards its Eastern Frontier: Assessing its Triangular Trade Relationship with Ukraine and Russia in the Context of the Ukraine Crisis
Nicholas Ross Smith

11. The EU and Africa: Trade, Development and the Politics of Inter-regionalism
Tony Heron and Peg Murray-Evans

12. The Promotion of Social Trade by the European Union in its External Trade Relations
Lore Van den Putte and Samantha Velluti

13. The role of ideas in legitimating EU trade policy: from the Single Market Programme to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
Ferdi De Ville and Gabriel Siles-Brügge

14. Re-shaping Global Borders: EU Trade Policy and the Interregional Preference
Philippe De Lombaerde, Ludger Kühnhardt and Mario Filadoro

15. The European Union and Fair Trade: Hands-Off?
Deborah Martens and Jan Orbie

16. European Union Trade Agreements and Global Value Chains
Adrian Smith

17. Trade, Competitiveness and the China Factor
Min Shu

18. EU and Developing Asia Trade Dispute Settlement: Assertive Legalism for Political Autonomy
Leïla Choukroune

19. Building a Special Place in Europe-Asia Trade: EU-Singapore Commercial Relations
William A. Kerr

20. Singapore Issues
William A. Kerr

21. The Digital Single Market: Move from Traditional to Digital?
Sangeeta Khorana and W. Gregory Voss

Index