Brexit: What Happened? What is Going to Happen? Politique étrangère, Vol. 81, No. 4, Winter 2016-2017
The Brexit referendum demonstrated the fundamental reticence of the British to embrace the ethos underpinning the European construction, the powerlessness of politicians to explain it clearly to the public, the particular difficulties of the main political parties involved, as well as the development of a specifically English nationalist sentiment.
For now, no one can predict what the actual clauses of Brexit will look like. But it could provide the opportunity for a real new deal for European integration.
OUTLINE OF THE ARTICLE
The Weight of the Past
Brexit: The Politics
Brexit: Hard or Soft?
Defence and Security Implications
Jolyon Howorth is Jean Monnet Professor of European Politics ad hominem and Emeritus Professor of European Studies at the University of Bath.
Vivien Schmidt is Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration and Professor of International Relations and Political Science at Boston University.