Brexit: Global Perspectives – With Mette Eilstrup-Sangiovanni

‘Brexit: Global Perspectives’ aims to focus attention on the wider geopolitical implications of Britain’s decision to leave the EU. Using country spotlight perspectives and thematic symposia, the blog provides an open forum for critical analysis and discussion of diverse global issues and outlooks on Brexit. The blog is curated by Dr Mette Eilstrup-Sangiovanni, Senior Lecturer in International Studies at Cambridge University.

Brexit: The View from Australia

Brexit: The View from Australia

Australia’s recent integration with the Asia-Pacific region means that its dependence on the UK for the movement of goods and services is no longer as significant.

Prime Minister Theresa May meets the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko

The Prime Minister held Bi-Lateral talks with the President at Downing Street. She met him at the famous Number 10 door then held their bilateral meeting in the famous White Room

Brexit: The View from Ukraine

Brexit has the potential to bring Ukraine and the UK closer than they have ever been before, vis-à-vis the EU.

Image by Alex Proimos

Time to Start Reading Latin American History!

The political history of certain Latin American republics is discussed as a cautionary tale regarding the current growth of populism within the European Union.

Image by Lorincz Raul

Hungary, the Barbed Wire Fence of Europe

The Hungarian government’s, anti-migration and anti-EU, posturing persists as a populist strategy to maintain a firm grip on power.

The Reconstituting of Borders in America

The Reconstituting of Borders in America

New immigrant communities will also show that they generate economic growth and innovation and that they constitute the future of America’s greatness, not a threat to it.

What Will Americans, Britons, or Hungarians Do in the Name of Nationalism?

What Will Americans, Britons, or Hungarians Do in the Name of Nationalism?

The task of people who viscerally fear and dislike nationalism is to make a positive argument on behalf of the shared gains of migration, free trade, and cosmopolitanism.

Our New Walls: The Rise of Separation Barriers in the Age of Globalization

Our New Walls: The Rise of Separation Barriers in the Age of Globalization

Separation barriers might seem archaic in a “globalizing” world, but they are increasingly popular worldwide.

The Global Reconstitution of Borders: A Five-part Symposium

The Global Reconstitution of Borders: A Five-part Symposium

Borders both constitute and personify political communities, simultaneously symbolizing their cohesiveness and embodying their separateness from (and fear of) ‘others’.

Brexit: The 1975 and 2016 Referenda Compared

Brexit: The 1975 and 2016 Referenda Compared

If the past is any guide opinion will continue to swing as the effects of BREXIT unfold but these effects are as obscure as those of the decision to remain were in 1975.

Brexit: The View from Germany

Brexit: The View from Germany

With Britain departing from the Union, the EU finds itself in a position where everything points to a reinforcement of German dominance.

Brexit: The View from Norway

Brexit: The View from Norway

Brexit is a symptom of the same kind of inward-looking spirit that has characterised Norway ever since it refused to join the EU almost half a century ago.

Brexit: The View from Japan (or the “Tokyo Consensus”)

Brexit: The View from Japan (or the “Tokyo Consensus”)

The benefits of Brexit for Japan, which are largely geo-political, could offset its costs, which are mostly economic.

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