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The Politics and Economics of Brexit

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The Politics and Economics of Brexit

9781788977968 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Annette Bongardt, Professor of European Political Economy, INA and Universidade Fernando Pessoa, Porto and Senior Associate Researcher, CICP, Universidade De Évora, Portugal, Leila Simona Talani, Chair in International Political Economy, European and International Studies Department, King’s College London, UK and Francisco Torres, Professor of European Political Economy, Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Portugal
Publication Date: July 2020 ISBN: 978 1 78897 796 8 Extent: 240 pp
This interdisciplinary book examines Brexit from a political economy perspective, enriched by insights from scholars of political science, history and law. Shedding light on the key motivations for Brexit, this incisive book seeks to better understand what shapes the UK’s political and economic preferences and the fundamental causes and issues that have moulded its stance on the EU.

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This interdisciplinary book examines Brexit from a political economy perspective, enriched by insights from scholars of political science, history and law. Shedding light on the key motivations for Brexit, this incisive book seeks to better understand what shapes the UK’s political and economic preferences and the fundamental causes and issues that have moulded its stance on the EU.

Political issues explored include the political rationality of Brexit and the reasons for the UK’s unsustainable position in the EU, specific UK sovereignty concerns in the absence of a written constitution, the issue of preferences, and the UK’s prospective standing in the world post EU exit. Economic considerations such as the root causes of Brexit, examination of the properties of the single market and EU regulation, including the issue of the City of London, and the importance played by subjective wellbeing rather than economic growth are investigated, as well as the challenges to be confronted post-Brexit.

The Politics and Economics of Brexit will be a key resource for scholars and students interested in the European Union, European governance and political economics. Analysing the Brexit impasse from 2016-2019, this comprehensive book will also be valuable to those working in comparative politics, international relations, business and industry.
Critical Acclaim
‘Brexit has many dimensions: political, social, economic, financial and legal. That’s what makes the exit of Britain from the EU so difficult to organize. And because it is so difficult, it will continue to make it exciting to study. This timely book disentangles all the different dimensions of Brexit and lays them bare for everybody to see. A must read.’
– Paul De Grauwe, London School of Economics, UK

‘This is a timely and comprehensive book that furthers our understanding of the causes and consequences of Brexit not only for the UK but also for the EU and the rest of the world. The authors succeed in addressing the debates over Brexit from an historical, political, economic and legal point of view. Their comprehensive and insightful analyses of the underlying and proximate causes of Brexit represent an important contribution to the academic literature that is also accessible to the general public.’
– Alan Cafruny, Hamilton College, US
Contributors
Contributors include: S. Baroncelli, A. Bongardt, R. Bourgeot, P. Della Posta, R. Di Quirico, E. Diodato, S. Giusti , S. Rehman, M. Rosini, L.S. Talani, F. Torres
Contents
Contents:

Chapter 1: Introduction – the politics and economics of Brexit
Annette Bongardt, Leila Simona Talani and Francisco Torres

PART 1: THE POLITICS OF BREXIT
Chapter 2: Brexit as a question of political rationality: hard choices for the UK, lessons for EU sustainability
Annette Bongardt and Francisco Torres

Chapter 3: The road to Brexit: European integration, the UK and the failure of the “malign neglect” strategy toward the EU
Roberto di Quirico

Chapter 4: Brexit, sovereignty and devolution: the view of constitutional law
Stefania Baroncelli and Monica Rosini

Chapter 5: Globally alone, the UK foreign policy after Brexit
Emidio Diodato and Serena Giusti

PART 2: THE ECONOMICS OF BREXIT
Chapter 6: Social capital, heterogeneous ethnicity and Brexit
Pompeo Della Posta and Scheherazade Rehman

Chapter 7: UK dithering over Brexit: on the European single market and its regulatory model
Annette Bongardt

Chapter 8: Brexit and the future of the City of London: Between deregulation and innovation
Leila Simona Talani

Chapter 9: Brexit adds to Europe’s need for economic rebalancing and technological impetus
Remi Bourgeot

Chapter 10: Brexit: What have we learnt?
Annette Bongardt, Leila Simona Talani and Francisco Torres

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