Parochial Global Europe Published by OUP
PIR's John Peterson has a new study of trade policy out with Oxford University Press (co-authored with Alasdair Young of the Georgia Institute of Technology) entitled Parochial Global Europe: 21st Century Trade Policy.
The publication argues that the European Union is a conflicted trade power: it is both liberal and protectionist, as well as a champion of multilateral trade rules that often faces great difficulty in complying with rulings of the World Trade Organization. Alasdair and John deploy a policy sub-systems approach to explain why. They find that EU trade policy in fact consists of multiple policies, including many ostensibly internal policies – such as consumer safety and environmental regulation – that can powerful external effects. To read an excerpt from Parochial Global Europe in the on-line journal E!Sharp, click here (http://esharp.eu/big-debates/transatlantic-matters/205-parochial-global-europe-21st-century-trade-politics/). For more information, click here: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199579907.do.