The EU's Role in Fighting Global Imbalances

Author(s): Antonina Bakardjieva Engelbrekt, Moa Mårtensson, Lars Oxelheim and Thomas Persson
Year: 2015Pages: 288Publisher: Edward Elgar PublishingCity: Cheltenham, UK
ISBN: 978 1 78471 672 1

The EU’s Role in Fighting Global Imbalances looks at the role of the European Union in addressing some of the greatest challenges of our time: poverty, protectionism, climate change, and human trafficking. 

Contributions from ten leading scholars in the fields of economics, law, and political science provide in-depth analyses of three key dimensions of EU foreign policy, namely: the internal challenges facing the EU, as its 28 member countries struggle to coordinate their actions; the external challenges facing the EU on the global arena, in areas where global imbalances are particularly pervasive, and where measures taken by the Union can have an important impact; and the EU´s performance on the global arena, in the eyes of other key actors. Based on a broad and interdisciplinary understanding of the concept of global imbalances, this book argues that these challenges follow from pervasive global imbalances, which at root are economic, political, and legal in character.

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Bakardjieva Engelbrekt, Antonina, Moa Mårtensson, Lars Oxelheim and Thomas Persson, eds. (2015). The EU's Role in Fighting Global Imbalances. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.

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