Alasdair Young is Associate Professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs. He taught at the University of Glasgow for 10 years and held research posts at the European University Institute and the University of Sussex. He has published extensively on the interaction between trade and regulatory politics, with particular reference to the European Union. He is completing a monograph on EU trade politics (Oxford University Press) and an Economic and Social Research Council-funded analysis of the EU’s compliance with World Trade Organization rules. He has consulted for the British Government’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Department for International Development, and Treasury and for the European Commission’s Directorates General for External Relations, Trade, and the Internal Market. He is co-editor of POLITICS.