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The Brexit Fantasy

The Brexit Fantasy

In a Lacanian sense, the Brexit discourse invoked a fantasy return to a lost ‘golden era’ of British power while blaming immigration and the EU for standing in the way.

The Brexit Hangover

The Brexit Hangover

If the EU is to endure, experts need to understand how to recapture the population and divert them away from an empowered, and sometimes dangerous, field of populists.

The Rationality Gap: Brexit and the Immigration Question

The Rationality Gap: Brexit and the Immigration Question

If Britain abandons reason and principle, we will not be able to reclaim them and we will end up back in a place which we thought Europe had left behind forever.

Ukraine and Russia: People, Politics, Propaganda and Perspectives

Ukraine and Russia: People, Politics, Propaganda and Perspectives

When Ukraine decided to postpone an EU Association Agreement in 2013, few would have predicted that it would lead to a prolonged conflict in Europe’s borderland.

Bremain or Brexit?  Graduate Students as ‘Multipliers’

Bremain or Brexit? Graduate Students as ‘Multipliers’

If turnout is below 60%, Brexit is most likely to happen, while a turnout above 60% will work in favour of Bremain. A major component in this calculation is the behaviour of younger voters.

The Way We Were: Studying Europe Forty Years Ago

The Way We Were: Studying Europe Forty Years Ago

Reflecting on masters courses in the 1970s, questions emerge on whether these courses help or hinder England understand its view of itself in the world.

Turkey's EU Accession. A child and two older women hold turkey balloons.

Turkey and the EU: Strategic Rapprochement in the Shadow of the Refugee Crisis

At the present juncture, EU-Turkey relations seem to be evolving towards a strategic partnership rather than Turkey’s full integration into the Union.

European Response to Security Threats: Limitations and An Alternative

European Response to Security Threats: Limitations and An Alternative

Hard-line security actions could be necessary to reassure the public and to prevent further strikes. However, they have proven their limits in the very recent past.

Fortress Europe?  Porous Borders and EU Dependence on Neighbour Countries

Fortress Europe? Porous Borders and EU Dependence on Neighbour Countries

EU borders cannot be understood without understanding the relations with its neighbours and the stability in its borderlands. The image of Fortress Europe is too naïve.

© European Union 2014 - European Parliament

The EU’s Normative Nature and Its Sanction Regime Against Russia: An Oxymoron?

Sanctions per se are not irreconcilable with normative behaviour, as they may perform the function of conveying a normative argument rather than merely coerce the other.

National Religions: How to be Both Under God and Under the European Union?

National Religions: How to be Both Under God and Under the European Union?

Religion may appear elusive in a European Union criticised for its abstraction, but the European context reinforces the national character of religions.

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