Christian Schweiger is Senior Lecturer in the School of Government and International Affairs at Durham University. His research interests concentrate on the institutions, policies and the member states of the European Union (particularly the UK, Germany and the CEE countries), the political economy of the EU Single Market, economic globalisation and transatlantic relations. He coordinates the UACES collaborative research network The EU Single Market in the Global Economy and is Associate Fellow at the Central European Policy Institute in Bratislava, Slovakia. He is the author of two monographs on the EU: Britain, Germany and the Future of the European Union (Palgrave 2007) and The EU and the Global Financial Crisis: New Varieties of Capitalism (Edward Elgar 2014). His most recent publications include the monograph The EU and the Global Financial Crisis: New Varieties of Capitalism (Edward Elgar 2014), the jointly edited collection with José M. Magone and Brigid Laffan on Core-periohery Relations in the European Union: Power and conflict in a dualist political economy (Routledge, 2016) and the edited collection Drifting towards the Exit? Taking Stock of Britain’s EU Membership after 40 years. Augsburg: Wißner. His new monograph Exploring the EU's Legitimacy Crisis: The Dark Heart of Europe which will be published with Edward Elgar in the autumn of 2016.
Articles by Christian:
The EU’s deepening crisis and the problem with Germany’s leadership
The EU has now been in permanent crisis mode for almost a decade. It has been rattled by the combination of the lingering sovereign debt crisis in the eurozone and the emergence of a mounting refugee crisis since last summer. The crisis conditions have profoundly shifted the EU’s internal leadership dynamics. Germany has moved into […]