Brexit: A European Perspective – With Patrick Bijsmans & Russell Foster

This blog offers a forum for analysis and discussion of Europe-wide issues and perspectives on Brexit and provides insights into ongoing debates related to these challenges. To gain a better understanding of Brexit’s implications for the EU and the UK, this blog will employ insights from a range of disciplines. The blog is curated by Dr. Russell Foster (King’s College London) and Dr. Patrick Bijsmans (Maastricht University).

Why Macron’s Victory Is a Triumph for Disillusionment and Populism

Why Macron’s Victory Is a Triumph for Disillusionment and Populism

Emmanuel Macron’s victory represents the reproduction of the same forces which birthed the recent wave of popular apathy and hostility to transnational elites.

A Guide to the Unpredictable French Presidential Election

A Guide to the Unpredictable French Presidential Election

This French presidential election is by far the most unpredictable of recent decades. The new French political landscape is more fascinating than ever.

Populism Marches On

Populism Marches On

The Dutch election is neither a victory for liberalism nor a victory for racism, but a victory for frustration, anger, anxiety and resentment.

Why the 2017 Dutch Elections Will Not Kick-off a “Patriotic Spring”

Why the 2017 Dutch Elections Will Not Kick-off a “Patriotic Spring”

The Dutch elections will not lead to the start of a “patriotic spring” of the European populist far right, but may instead signal a rebalancing of European politics.

An Intimate Friendship between Scotland and the European Union?

An Intimate Friendship between Scotland and the European Union?

The Brexit is a God-given gift for Scottish nationalists.

Negotiating Trade Deals: Not an Issue of Capacity but Rather of Strategy

Negotiating Trade Deals: Not an Issue of Capacity but Rather of Strategy

Rather than the lack of administrative capacity, the absence of a clear strategy is the biggest challenge to the UK’s post-Brexit trade policy.

Brexit and Instability

Brexit and Instability

Britain is exiting the EU as a stronger democracy, with more liberal policies, and more stability. The EU is heading in the other direction.

Abandon All Hope, Ye Who Enter. Welcome to 2017

Abandon All Hope, Ye Who Enter. Welcome to 2017

In the midst of Brexit, 2017 is the year in which the fate of the European Union will be decided.

The Implications of Brexit for Libraries: An Academic Librarian’s Perspective

The Implications of Brexit for Libraries: An Academic Librarian’s Perspective

In a time of contested facts and ‘fake news’, librarians could make a worthwhile contribution to discussion of Brexit by assisting with the negotiation of meaning.

Brexit, ‘the Media’ and the Illusive Nature of Euroscepticism

Brexit, ‘the Media’ and the Illusive Nature of Euroscepticism

Stereotypes commonly occurring in the British press go at the expense of people’s opportunities to inform themselves about the EU.

Scotland and Brexit

Scotland and Brexit

It would be beyond ironic if the decision to reclaim ‘sovereignty’ through Brexit were to result in secession of Scotland.

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