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The New Normal

June 27, 2016

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iStock_53280524_sunrise-londonSMALLRalph Fevre explores the history behind the Referendum and what next for Britain.

The 2016 EU referendum vote requires a long process of readjustment in British internal politics. For forty years, normal British politics have been about getting a relatively small number of key voters in each constituency to switch from one side to another. Political strategists have assumed these voters share values that happen to make most of them favour staying in the EU. […]

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Liberty, Equality, and Brexit

June 15, 2016

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locke-rousseauIn just ten days time, voters in Britain will decide on whether to remain in the EU. This event is clearly a momentous issue in political economy that will impact the rest the world as well. The question we raise is what does this have to do with liberty and equality? Our answer is everything.
Nicholas Capaldi and Gordon Lloyd explore the issues at stake. […]

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Are regional approaches to refugee protection really the best way forward?

June 10, 2016

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Mathew-Harley-Refugees8Regional approaches are often presented as a promising approach to the protection of refugees and the search for durable solutions. The international organisation mandated to support refugees, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, has often advocated for and been closely involved in regional arrangements for protection of refugees. Penelope Mathew and Tristan Harley take a closer look at the issue.

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The EU Legitimacy Crisis and the UK Membership Referendum

May 27, 2016

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schweiger-brexit-handsThe public referendum on the future of EU membership in the UK on 23 June is a reflection of the EU’s deepening internal crisis.
Dr Christian Schweiger explores.

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Brexit Debate: Being Part of the European Global Macro-region Could be Vital for British Cities

May 13, 2016

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Thames and London City

Brexit enthusiasts argue that to maintain and improve its position in the world economy the UK doesn’t need to be part of the European Union. But research published in Changing Urban and Regional Relations in Europe: Europe as a Global Macro-region paints a different picture.

The two and a half year study* by Kathy Pain and Gilles Van Hamme with academics in the UK, Belgium, France, Italy, Bulgaria and Sweden, identifies for the first time just how functionally interconnected and integrated the European economic space really is. […]

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