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).

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Notes from Airstrip One

Acknowledgment of three options for Britain may appear victorious for remainers but having a “Remain” option is destined to fail everyone – except the far right.

Brexit and the 2019 European Elections

Brexit and the 2019 European Elections

2019 European elections may finally get to see the polarised debate between pro-European & Eurosceptic politicians, mostly only framed as such in mediated public debate.

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Brexit and UK HEIs

Brexit poses issues for UK HEIs, but these need to be contextualised amidst wider changes facing the sector in mature industrialised economies such as the UK.

Deal or No Deal? Europe and the Italian Elections

Deal or No Deal? Europe and the Italian Elections

While Italians have grown more Eurosceptic in these last few years, the reality is that even today most of them would not be prepared to leave the European Union.

In Varietate Concordia: How Path Dependency Affects the Brexit Negotiations

In Varietate Concordia: How Path Dependency Affects the Brexit Negotiations

Britain has been, to quote Stephen George, an ‘awkward partner’ with warm feelings for European integration only present among pockets of society.

Brexit: Halfway In, Halfway Out

Brexit: Halfway In, Halfway Out

Much has been done and there will be a lot of pressure to reach an agreed withdrawal, but the hurdles are likely to make for another fraught year in British politics.

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Anglo-French Defence Relations are Crucial for European Defence after Brexit

Following Brexit, The UK must strengthen its image abroad through the maintenance of international order and European defence through increased partnership with France.

Europe in 2018: Renaissance or plus Ça Change?

Europe in 2018: Renaissance or plus Ça Change?

Forthcoming posts will include military cooperation between Britain and her neighbours, upcoming elections across Europe, and of course the ongoing saga of Brexit itself.

Austrian Elections: A ‘shift to the Right’ and a ‘mixed Bag’ for Europe

Austrian Elections: A ‘shift to the Right’ and a ‘mixed Bag’ for Europe

Recent elections in Austria are a ‘mixed bag’ result for Europe, with the People’s Party speaking out for integration and the Freedom Party seeing ‘renationalisation’.

The German Election – What Does It Mean for Europe?

The German Election – What Does It Mean for Europe?

The election in Germany brings the country into line with other countries in Europe with strong right-wing populist parties.

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.

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