Moving Forward: Understanding the Geoeconomic Decade of the 2020s

Milan Babić, Adam D. Dixon*, Imogen T. Liu

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This concluding chapter summarizes the insights from the different contributions to the volumes and provides an outlook for future research. Different from the introduction, we focus here on the substantial contributions of each chapter for an emerging research agenda on geoeconomics in a changing global order. We do so in three steps. First, we identify four cross-cutting themes by comparing and contrasting various contributions to this volume: the historicization of geoeconomic phenomena, geoeconomics as a multi-layered phenomenon, the relational aspects of global geoeconomic dynamics, and the relationship between geoeconomics and state transformations, drawing out cross-cutting themes. Second, we formulate an emerging research agenda out of each of the described themes, which seeks to push scholarship on geoeconomics forward in an interdisciplinary manner. Third, we make this research agenda more concrete by extracting a core proposition from each chapter that contributes a building block for future research on geoeconomics and the role of Europe in a change global order. We end by formulating three key insights form this book for policy-and decision-makers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Political Economy of Geoeconomics
Subtitle of host publicationEurope in a Changing World
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9783031019685
ISBN (Print)9783031019678
Publication statusPublished - 13 Oct 2022

Publication series

NameInternational Political Economy Series
ISSN (Print)2662-2483
ISSN (Electronic)2662-2491


  • European Union
  • Geoeconomics
  • Geopolitics
  • Globalization
  • International Political Economy
  • State Transformation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Political Science and International Relations


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