The Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at Carleton University is pleased to announce the publication of a special issue of the Journal of European Public Policy that has originated from our research workshop on “EU Trade Policy in the 21st Century”, held at the University of Ottawa in March 2018. The special issue has been edited by Patrick Leblond and Crina Viju-Miljusevic. Please see below for more information on the special issue; links to the articles will be added once they have appeared.


EU Trade Policy in the 21st Century
Special issue of the Journal of European Public Policy

Guest editors: Patrick Leblond and Crina Viju-Miljusevic

The politicization of EU trade policy is a recent phenomenon that has received little academic attention until now, which is why it is a key focus of this special collection of articles on the EU’s trade policy in the 21st century. It is not sufficient to analyse the contested nature of EU trade politics in particular trade agreement negotiations; the politicization process and its impact on EU trade policy require more systematic and deeper analysis across all EU trade negotiations. As such, it is necessary to examine the factors that give rise to politicized trade negotiations in some cases but not others. Additionally, it is important to analyze the EU policy changes in response to the perceived politicization.

Table of contents

EU Trade Policy in the 21st Century: Change, Continuity and Challenges
Patrick Leblond and Crina Viju-Miljusevic

From Back Rooms to the Street? A Research Agenda for Explaining Variation in the Public Salience of Trade Policy-Making in Europe
Sophie Meunier and Rozalie Czesana

Why the Excitement? Values, Identities, and the Politicization of EU Trade Policy with North America
Francesco Duina

Two Wrongs Make a Right? The Politicization of Trade Policy and European Trade Strategy
Alasdair R. Young

Negotiating at Cross Purposes: Conflicts and Continuity in the EU’s Trade and Energy Relations with Russia, Pre- and Post-2014
Anke Schmidt-Felzmann

This publication has been supported in part by a grant from the European Union’s Erasmus+ Programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport.