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Brexit and Beyond

Brexit and Beyond

By Benjamin Martill



Brexit will have significant consequences for the country, for Europe, and for global order. And yet much discussion of Brexit in the UK has focused on the causes of the vote and on its consequences for the future of British politics. This volume examines the consequences of Brexit for the future of Europe and the European Union, adopting an explicitly regional and future-oriented perspective missing from many existing analyses. Drawing on the expertise of 28 leading scholars from a range of disciplines, Brexit and Beyond offers various different perspectives on the future of Europe, charting the likely effects of Brexit across a range of areas, including institutional relations, political economy, law and justice, foreign affairs, democratic governance, and the idea of Europe itself. Whilst the contributors offer divergent predictions for the future of Europe after Brexit, they share the same conviction that careful scholarly analysis is in need - now more than ever - if we are to understand what lies ahead for the EU. Praise for Brexit and Beyond: Rethinking the futures of Europe 'The book is to be welcomed in that contributors discuss most of the key policy areas, is lucid and jargon-free and, thanks to the publishers, is offered 'open access', freely available to all to read and download.'Journal of Contemporary European Studies 'This is the perfect gift for the friend or relative from Europe trying to understand what Brexit has to do with them. Not only does it offer chapters written by some of the best thinkers on European politics, it's also available free online, which means you can email it to them and therefore avoid having to face them and their looks of bewilderment about the state of Britain.' Best of Brexit, Politico 'a strong line-up of contributors is to be found in Uta Staiger and Benjamin Martill's (eds.) Brexit and Beyond: Rethinking the Futures of Europe  (UCL, 2018). It looks at many of the challenges to the EU, including those mentioned above, but through a Brexit lens. This doesn't mean the other crises are diminished in importance. Far from it. But the effect of Brexit on the future of the EU and Europe's wider institutional structures is carefully assessed.' International Politics Review 'a wide-ranging and thought-provoking tour through the vagaries of British exit, with the question of Europe's fate never far from sight...Brexit is a wake-up call for the EU. How it responds is an open question-but respond it must. To better understand its options going forward you should turn to this book, which has also been made free online.' Prospect Magazine 'Brexit and Beyond  is a stimulating and thought-provoking symposium' International Affairs '[Brexit and Beyond] fulfills its goal of demonstrating that Brexit has been a critical juncture for scholars and policymakers to 'rethink the futures of Europe', while exploring different types of scenarios and options, some of which have not been discussed before.' LSE Review of Books '[Brexit and Beyond] predates Wightman and other major developments surrounding the UK's planned exit from the European Union. However, as one would expect from a cross-disciplinary collection which brings together so stellar a cast of academics, much of what has followed the conclusion of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement - including two European Council Decisions (22.3.2019 & 11.4.2019) extending the Article 53(3) period - was to a greater or lesser degree anticipated by the authors, making the book's publication all the more timely.' 'This book explores wonderfully well the bombshell of Brexit: is it a uniquely British phenomenon or part of a wider, existential crisis for the EU? As the tensions and complexities of the Brexit negotiations come to the fore, the collection of essays by leading scholars will prove a very valuable reference for their depth of analysis, their lucidity, and their outlining of future options.' Kevin Featherstone, Head of the LSE European Institute, London School of Economics 'Brexit and Beyond  is a must read. It moves the ongoing debate about what Brexit actually means to a whole new level. While many scholars to date have examined the reasons for the British decision to leave, the crucial question of what Brexit will mean for the future of the European project is often overlooked. No longer. Brexit and Beyond bundles the perspectives of leading scholars of European integration. By doing so, it provides a much needed scholarly guidepost for our understanding of the significance of Brexit, not only for the United Kingdom, but also for the future of the European continent.' Catherine E. De Vries, Professor in the department of Government, University of Essex and Professor in the department of Political Science and Public Administration Free University Amsterdam 'Brexit and Beyond  provides a fascinating (and comprehensive) analysis on the how and why the UK has found itself on the path to exiting the European Union. The talented cast of academic contributors is drawn from a wide variety of disciplines and areas of expertise and this provides a breadth and depth to the analysis of Brexit that is unrivalled. The volume also provides large amounts of expert-informed speculation on the future of both the EU and UK and which is both stimulating and anxiety-inducing.' Professor Richard Whitman, Head of School, Professor of Politics and International Relations, Director of the Global Europe Centre, University of Kent

ISBN: 9781787352766


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