Global Politics and EU Trade Policy

Facing the Challenges to a Multilateral Approach

  • Wolfgang Weiß
  • Cornelia Furculita

Part of the European Yearbook of International Economic Law book series (EUROYEAR)

Also part of the Special Issue book sub series (Spec. Issue)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Wolfgang Weiß, Cornelia Furculita
    Pages 1-13
  3. EU Trade Policy in a Multipolar World: Pursuing WTO Reform and FTAs

  4. EU Trade Policy Facing Political Issues: The Rise of Asia, Globalization Critique, Values

  5. EU Trade Policy Addressing Protectionism: Trade Defence and Security Allegations

About this book


This book explores how the European Union designs its trade policy to face the most recent challenges and to influence global policy issues. It provides with an interdisciplinary perspective, by combining legal, political, and economic approaches. It studies a broad set of trade instruments that are used by the EU in its trade policy, such as: trade agreements, multilateral initiatives, unilateral trade policies, as well as, internal market tools. Therefore, the contributions to this volume present the EU’s Trade Policy through different lenses providing a complex view of it.


EU trade policy EU free trade agreements International trade law Global policy Multilateral trading system EU trade defence instruments National security Sustainable development WTO crisis EU values and standards

Editors and affiliations

  • Wolfgang Weiß
    • 1
  • Cornelia Furculita
    • 2
  1. 1.German University of Administrative Sciences SpeyerSpeyerGermany
  2. 2.German University of Administrative Sciences SpeyerSpeyerGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-34587-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-34588-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2364-8392
  • Series Online ISSN 2364-8406
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