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THE EU REFERENDUM AND THE PATH TO BREXIT

The referendum vote for Britain leaving the European Union has left open the choices and dilemmas that the British government faces in charting the path to Brexit and after. The British prime minister is facing something bigger than the Goldoni problem of serving two masters. She or he must serve three: the Conservative Party, the Westminster Parliament and, not least the European Union, whose agreement is essential if any deal about the UK’s future can be reached.

To complement daily journalistic comment relying on self-interested briefings from Westminster, the CSPP is applying political science principles and evidence to the challenges that Brexit raises in Westminster and in Brussels, and further afield. In doing so it draws on decades of research about how the EU and national governments do and do not represent Europeans. The CSPP is collaborating with the Robert Schuman Centre of the European University Institute, Florence and C2D, University of Zurich, in a major project on REDO: Referendums and European Democracy which examines the consequences for the EU’s legitimacy of national referendums endorsing policies in conflict with EU policies. For a full list of our publications on the EU, see Representing Europeans.

 

PAPERS ON BREXIT

THE COUNTDOWN TO BREXIT

THE REFERENDUM CAMPAIGN

PAPERS ON BREXIT


THE COUNTDOWN TO BREXIT

*Voters endorse an Alice-in-wonderland Brexit

*Three Weeks To Go and Theresa May Heading for a Big Win

*National Referendums Let People Challenge the EU

*Does Tony Blair have an answer to Shakespeare’s Hotspur?

*How achievable are the UK's 12 goals for Brexit?

*German election threatens Bojo’s diet

*Applying principles can be harder than stating them

*The Brexit negotiation is not a Google search

*National referendums challenge EU legitimacy

*Lessons from the UK referendum on Brexit

*A clear division about the UK’s future in Europe

*A colour guide for negotiating Brexit

*National Referendums Challenge EU Legitimacy

*Another nail in the coffin of a soft Brexit?

*Is a delay in triggering Brexit counter-productive?

*Can Scotland withdraw and remain in the EU?


*Is ‘De-withdrawal’ an alternative to withdrawal?

*Be careful what you wish for: a tale of two prime ministers

*Scotland’s referendum countdown

*Delaying the countdown to Brexit: a cost-benefit analysis

*Flying EU friendships can be fleeting

*Lighting the fuse to Brexit

*From Brexit to ‘Regrexit’: What’s the scope for buyer’s remorse?

*National Democracy Challenges EU Consensus on Integration

 

THE REFERENDUM CAMPAIGN

*A decisive result with indecisive consequences

*What to watch for on referendum night

*Referendum day is a long day

*Interdependence of Policies and Institutions Challenges Democratic Accountability

*Interdependence Creates a Democratic Deficit & Surplus in Europe

*Fear is a double-edged sword in the EU referendum

*'Trust me' is not a winning appeal for referendum votes

*David Cameron's EU deal has convinced basically nobody

*Will the EU renegotiation decide the referendum outcome?

*Will the EU referendum trigger the break-up of the United Kingdom?

*Will the EU referendum produce British (dis)unity?

*Referendum Roulette

*The European Union: Too much democracy, too little or both?

*When can the EU Referendum be held?

*Humble pie for Cameron's dinner in Brussels

*Representing Europeans

*How to have an Impact on the EU Referendum Act

*Neglected Issues in the EU Referendum Bill

*The UK Referendum is a Neverendum

*Referendum or Plebiscite: What's the Difference?

*From Public Opinion Poll to Referendum Question

*Disaster scenario for Cameron on Europe

*Corbyn and Cameron half agree about Europe

*Is the English Channel Widening?

*Should Britain be more democratic than Switzerland?

*The Impact of Brexit on the UK’s International Political Standing



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