Brexit and beyond
What does life after Brexit look like? UK in a Changing Europe's Brexit and Beyond report brings together social scientists' insights, including contributions from DPIR experts, on the issues that will loom large in the months and years to come.
While Brexit may be "done", our understanding of what Brexit means in practice is just beginning, writes UK in a Changing Europe Director Anand Menon (1990, DPhil in IR).
The Brexit and Beyond report seeks to expand our collective understanding of Brexit's impacts by asking three key questions: where have we come from, where are we now, and where are we heading?
The various answers—which cover a breadth of themes, including Public Opinion, Economy and External Relations, among others—are intended to be a guide to the big questions confronting the country.
The collection includes contributions from the Department of Politics and International Relations' academics:
- James Tilley co-writes with Sara B. Hobolt on 'Brexit' (p47) about how the rift between ‘Leavers’ and ‘Remainers’ has solidified, and how these deeply embedded identities might impact on future political decisions and the future of the Union.
- In 'Housing' (p119), Ben Ansell, looks at house price trends and voting habits, revealing how the Brexit referendum cut completely through traditional patterns of wealth politics.
- Rana Mitter looks outward, in his summary on 'The UK and China' (p155), and recognises—amid rising tensions—the double challenge of the lack of a clear China policy, and the hard-truth that the UK is less likely to be able to influence China, acting alone.