John Peterson is Professor of International Politics at the University of Edinburgh. He previously has held posts at the Universities of Glasgow, York, Essex, Oxford, and the University of California. John is Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Politics and International Relations. His recent works include The European Union: How Does it Work? (5th edn, 2018), The Institutions of the European Union (4th edn, 2017) and The West and the Global Power Shift (2016).