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    Demography, education, and economic structure: The fundamental factors behind the Brexit vote

Demography, education, and economic structure: The fundamental factors behind the Brexit vote

The Brexit vote is widely seen as a watershed moment in British history and European integration. Sascha O. Becker, Thiemo Fetzer and Dennis Novy analyse the Brexit vote across the 380 local authority areas in the UK, and explain why some areas vote to leave the EU, and others voted to remain.

The UK referendum on EU membership on 23 […]

December 3rd, 2016|Brexit, Featured|1 Comment|
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    Northern Ireland and Brexit: Struggling and divided over ‘what next’

Northern Ireland and Brexit: Struggling and divided over ‘what next’

 Some politicians have voiced concern that Brexit could potentially have negative consequences for the relationship between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. David Phinnemore assesses some of the key challenges posed by Brexit for Northern Ireland and how Northern Irish political parties have reacted to the result of the EU referendum.

Six weeks after the EU referendum Northern Ireland’s First Minister, […]

The Brexit-Trump Syndrome: it’s the economics, stupid

For decades, investment has been falling, living standards have declined, and inequality has risen. What the Brexit and Trump campaigns shared was that they exploited the resulting disaffection by blaming those problems on external forces, including globalisation. Yet these problems were not the inevitable results of globalisation, but of domestic policy choices, influenced by flawed economic theories. Michael Jacobs […]

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    The political and legal headaches caused by Brexit have only just begun

The political and legal headaches caused by Brexit have only just begun

If the recent high court ruling on Brexit is upheld, then MPs in the UK Parliament will have to approve the decision to trigger Article 50 and begin the process for leaving the European Union. But how would this vote actually take place and what influence will Parliament have over the negotiations? Based on a recent report, Sara Hagemann assesses Parliament’s […]

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    British politics in the Age of Uncertainty: the link between old, new, and anti-politics

British politics in the Age of Uncertainty: the link between old, new, and anti-politics

Party leaders – from Tony Blair to David Cameron – have promised a new way of doing politics when campaigning for election, yet failed to deliver on such commitments when elected. Dave Richards writes that there is a link between such calls and the rising climate of anti-politics, yet there is no sign that the Westminster bubble will burst […]

Brexit and the Gordian knot of the UK productivity puzzle

Economic uncertainty following the EU referendum, as well as additional political uncertainty stemming from the recent High Court decision to allow Parliament to vote on the deal, might delay the government’s preferred timing for triggering Article 50 by March 2017. There is therefore potential for fuelling investment uncertainty and delaying a steady recovery in UK productivity, explain Michael Ellington […]

How a referendum might actually support democracy

A fight has been raging since Brexit over whether the people’s will has expressed itself; and if it has, what did it say? Davina Cooper explores how a referendum might actually help to support a democracy

With Brexit now in the face of a high court judgment placing parliament very clearly before the royal prerogative, the right-wing media insist the people […]

Trump and Brexit: why it’s again NOT the economy, stupid

As the final votes are counted, pundits and pollsters sit stunned as Donald J. Trump gets set to enter the White House. For anyone in Britain, there is a sharp tang of déjà vu in the air: this feels like the morning after the Brexit vote all over again. Eric Kaufmann explains that, as with Brexit, there’s little evidence […]

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