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#EDGETalk: Brexit and a Disunited Kingdom

Brexit and a Disunited Kingdom

In this talk, we reflect on the sociopolitical developments that accompanied or led to (a) the decision to hold a referendum about exiting the European Union in the first place; (b) the somewhat surprising outcome of that referendum; and (c) the various attempts to interpret the referendum result and to act or not act upon it. We look at this phenomenon of Brexit from three angles: (a) as an accident - a series of unintended consequences; (b) as a uniquely British (or, more narrowly, English) phenomenon; and (c) as indicative of a broader political malaise or impasse, one which is by no means limited to the UK but which does manifest itself in a uniquely British fashion. We argue for the significance of this third angle.

  • Presenter: Patrick Baert, University of Cambridge
  • Discussant: Jamal Shahin, IES/VUB

Participation is free of charge, but due to room limitations, please register here. A light lunch will be provided. To attend, please register here.


Pleinlaan 5, Institute for European Studies, room LISBON (floor -1)
1050 Brussels