The European Union in a Changing World Order

Interdisciplinary European Studies

  • Antonina Bakardjieva Engelbrekt
  • Niklas Bremberg
  • Anna Michalski
  • Lars Oxelheim

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Antonina Bakardjieva Engelbrekt, Niklas Bremberg, Anna Michalski, Lars Oxelheim
    Pages 1-22
  3. Björn Fägersten
    Pages 23-46
  4. Claes G. Alvstam, Lena Lindberg
    Pages 81-114
  5. Sverker C. Jagers, Frida Nilsson, Thomas Sterner
    Pages 145-165
  6. Johan E. Eklund, Pontus Braunerhjelm
    Pages 167-191
  7. Douglas Brommesson, Ann-Marie Ekengren
    Pages 193-215
  8. Erik O. Wennerström
    Pages 245-272
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 273-280

About this book


This book explores how the European Union responds to the ongoing challenges to the liberal international order. These challenges arise both within the EU itself and beyond its borders, and put into question the values of free trade and liberal democracy. The book’s interdisciplinary approach brings together scholars from economics, law, and political science to provide a comprehensive analysis of how shifts in the international order affect the global position of the EU in dimensions such as foreign and security policy, trade, migration, populism, rule of law, and climate change. All chapters include policy recommendations which make the book particularly useful for decision makers and policy advisors, besides researchers and students, as well as for anyone interested in the future of the EU.

Antonina Bakardjieva Engelbrekt is Professor of European Law at Stockholm University, Sweden, and Chair of the Swedish Network for European Legal Studies.

Niklas Bremberg is Associate Professor of Political Science at Stockholm University, Sweden, and Senior Research Fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs.

Anna Michalski is Associate Professor of Political Science at Uppsala University, Sweden, and Chair of the Swedish Network for European Studies in Political Science.

Lars Oxelheim is Professor at University of Agder, Norway, and affiliated with the Research Institute of Industrial Economics, Stockholm and Lund University, Sweden. He is founder of the Swedish Network for European Studies in Economics and Business.


liberal democracy European integration foreign policy security policy international trade trade policy multilateralism regionalism sustainable trade climate policy Paris agreement migration welfare states labour markets mediatization media and politics populism European parliament treaty on the European Union rules of law

Editors and affiliations

  • Antonina Bakardjieva Engelbrekt
    • 1
  • Niklas Bremberg
    • 2
  • Anna Michalski
    • 3
  • Lars Oxelheim
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of LawStockholm UniversityStockholmSweden
  2. 2.Department of Political ScienceStockholm UniversityStockholmSweden
  3. 3.Department of GovernmentUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden
  4. 4.School of Business and LawUniversity of Agder (UiA)KristiansandNorway

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