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Brexit and Beyond

Rethinking the Futures of Europe

Edited by Benjamin Martill and Uta Staiger

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ISBN: 9781787352773

Publication: January 29, 2018

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

'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.'
patriciatuitt.com

'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

Benjamin Martill is a Dahrendorf Fellow in Europe after Brexit at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His research looks at how political ideology and party politics affect foreign policymaking, with particular reference to the politics of Cold War strategy in Europe. At LSE, Benjamin contributes to the work of the Dahrendorf Forum, a joint research venture between LSE Ideas and the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. He was previously Lecturer in Politics at Canterbury Christ Church University and Research Associate at the UCL European Institute.

Uta Staiger is the co-founder and Executive Director of the UCL European Institute. Her research examines the relationship between culture and politics, drawing together insights from modern European thought, the arts, and the history of European integration. She is particularly interested in mid-twentieth-century German theory and philosophy that seeks to straddle aesthetics and the idea of the political. Uta also holds the position of Pro-Vice-Provost (Europe), a strategic role shaping UCL's engagement with Europe, and acting as advocate for UCL's work on the continent.

Introduction: Brexit and beyond
Benjamin Martill and Uta Staiger

Part One Actors and institutions
I: Brexit and the UK

1. Cameron’s European legacy: How Brexit demonstrates the flawed politics of simple solutions
Andrew Glencross
2. Brexit and the improvised constitution
Albert Weale
3. Is the EU ‘a crap 1950s idea’?: Dominic Cummings, branching histories and the case for Leave
Glyn Morgan
4. How British was the Brexit vote?
Gráinne de Búrca
II: Europe’s institutional order
5. Brexit: Yet another crisis for the EU
Neill Nugent
6. The implications of Brexit for the future of Europe
Michelle Cini and Amy Verdun
7. Decentralised federalism: A new model for the EU 
Simon Hix
8. Seven Brexit propositions: Towards a Union that protects
Luuk van Middelaar
III: The Member States
9. Britain’s singular other: Germany and the Brexit crisis
William E. Paterson
10. France, Britain and Brexit
Helen Drake
1. Brexit and Ireland: Collateral damage?
Nicholas Wright
12. Something new under the sun?: The lessons of Algeria and Greenland
Kiran Klaus Patel

Part Two Issues and policies
IV: The political economy of Europe
13. What impact will Brexit have on the euro area?
Waltraud Schelkle
14. The Brexit iceberg
Chris Bickerton
15. The new crisis of ungovernability
Abby Innes
V: Law and justice
16. The ties that bind: Securing information-sharing after Brexit 
Deirdre Curtin
17. Citizenship and free movement in a changing EU: Navigating an archipelago of contradictions 
Jo Shaw
18. The Emperor has no clothes: Brexit and the UK constitution 
Piet Eeckhout
VI: Europe in the world
19. Britain against the world?: Foreign and security policy in the ‘age of Brexit’
Amelia Hadfield
20. Turning back the clock: The illusion of a global political role for Britain
Christopher Hill
21. A speculation on the future of Europe
John R. Gillingham
VII: Democracy and legitimacy
22. Whither the 27?
Michael Shackleton
23. Sustainable integration in a demoicratic polity: A new (or not so new) ambition for the EU after Brexit 
Kalypso Nicolaïdis
24. Losing control: Brexit and the demoi-cratic disconnect
Richard Bellamy
VIII: The idea of Europe
25. The heart of the matter: Emotional politics in the new Europe
Uta Staiger
26. Square peg, round hole: Why the EU can’t fix identity politics
Turkuler Isiksel
27. Fair Brexit for a just Europe
Philippe Van Parijs
Conclusion
28. Rethinking the futures of Europe
Uta Staiger and Benjamin Martill

'[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.'
  Patriciatuitt.com

‘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 Reviews
'This volume is also a good example of how comprehensive discussions can take place in an accessible format, not only in terms of its structure, but also as it is available to download for free, which opens the debate to the non-academic community as well.... [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 is a stimulating and thought-provoking symposium'
  International Affairs
'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

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  
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  

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.


 
Richard Whitman

Format: Hardback

Size: 234 × 156 mm

312 Pages

ISBN: 9781787352773

Publication: January 29, 2018

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