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.

Globalization’s Legitimacy Deficit and the Reassertion of Nationalism

Globalization’s Legitimacy Deficit and the Reassertion of Nationalism

The liberal-internationalist and technocratic-integrationist versions of globalization are too brittle to serve as viable, long-term sources of legitimacy.

The Doctor and the Cure: The Crisis of Sovereignty in the Twenty-first Century

The Doctor and the Cure: The Crisis of Sovereignty in the Twenty-first Century

Contemporary populists are looking backwards, hoping to fix our problems by drawing from a medical toolkit from a previous century.

Brexit: The View from Ireland

Brexit: The View from Ireland

The Irish government will have to tread a careful line during the Article 50 negotiations, choosing a path that lies somewhere between the UK and the EU.

Symposium – Does Brexit Herald a Re-assertion of the European Nation-state?

Symposium – Does Brexit Herald a Re-assertion of the European Nation-state?

The nation-state is back. Yet, the apparent resurgence of European nation-states is about more than the practical failings of the EU or its perceived democratic deficit.

Brexit: The View from Denmark

Brexit: The View from Denmark

Although Danes have a generally positive view of the EU, Brexit may boost anti-EU forces on the political right.

Europe’s Post-Brexit Retrenchment

Europe’s Post-Brexit Retrenchment

If the EU struggles to maintain broad domestic support in its own member states, it seems likely to face a prolonged period of strategic retrenchment.

Brexit Impact on European Armaments Cooperation: A Win-Win Situation

Brexit Impact on European Armaments Cooperation: A Win-Win Situation

As far as European armaments cooperation is concerned, the most likely scenario after Brexit is “business as usual”.

UK-France Relations after Brexit

UK-France Relations after Brexit

Britain has a strong interest in staying in the European foreign policy club.

Security and the Brexit Effect

Security and the Brexit Effect

Brexit will neither strengthen, nor obviously weaken, the Common Security and Defence Policy. It may, however, reduce the UK’s ability to contribute to European security.

European Defence Post-Brexit and ‘EU-NATO Cooperation’: What Level of Ambition?

European Defence Post-Brexit and ‘EU-NATO Cooperation’: What Level of Ambition?

If it wishes to stabilise its neighbourhood, the EU has no alternative but to develop its capacity to the fullest extent and to become a ‘strategically autonomous’ actor

European Defence after Brexit: Flying on One Engine?

European Defence after Brexit: Flying on One Engine?

Despite Brexit, if a threat to European interests warrants military action, in Europe’s periphery or beyond, the UK is more likely to be part of the action than not.

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