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 are the monograph The EU and the Global Financial Crisis: New Varieties of Capitalism (Edward Elgar 2014), the jointly edited collection José M. Magone onThe Effects of the Eurozone Sovereign Debt Crisis: Differentiated integration between the centre and the new peripheries of the EU (Routledge, 2015) and the edited collection Drifting towards the Exit? Taking Stock of Britain’s EU Membership after 40 years. Augsburg: Wißner. He published a monograph entitled Exploring the EU’s Legitimacy Crisis: The Dark Heart of Europe with Edward Elgar in 2016.
The EU’s steady decline as a legitimate external crisis manager (1 September 2016) - Using the term crisis in connection with the EU has become an increasingly familiar occurrence in recent years as the Union has been rattled by a series of lingering internal and external challenges.