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Tschüss, Perfidious Albion

German Reactions to Brexit

Eric Langenbacher

concluded. A few weeks later she called an early election for 8 June to procure her own mandate and increase the government’s majority, presumably to provide more leverage in the Brexit negotiations with the eu . 8 In yet another miscalculation, a surging

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The Social Consequences of Brexit for the UK and Europe

Euroscepticism, Populism, Nationalism, and Societal Division

Steve Corbett

-running campaign by right-wing Eurosceptic groups for the UK to exit the European Union (EU). Wider societal divisions are revealed by the Brexit (British Exit) vote ( Goodwin and Heath 2016 ), and it is proposed that the social quality approach can be useful to

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Ian Mahoney and Tony Kearon

The United Kingdom European membership referendum (variously known as “the Brexit vote” or the EU referendum) in 2016 has, and will continue to have, significant ramifications for the UK and its future relationships with other nations around the

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Christian Schweiger

right of the political spectrum in many member states. The peak of this development was the decision of the majority of British voters to leave the eu in the June 2016 referendum. Brexit, hence, confronts the eu with the unprecedented situation of

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Touring the Regions

(Dis) Uniting the Kingdom on Holiday

Hazel Andrews

European Union (EU) had won the vote for what has become known as Brexit. The result revealed more than the electorates’ decision, serving to also illuminate division across the UK based on age, educational attainment, and geographical location of the

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It Was Not Meant to Be This Way

An Unfortunate Case of Anglo-Saxon Parochialism?

Tom Frost

forces responsible for ‘Brexit’ and the forces responsible for the election of Trump are related, or interlinked. Just as ‘only’ 46 per cent of the vote went to President-Elect Trump, ‘only’ 52 per cent of the vote in the referendum voted ‘Leave’. Whilst

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Editorial

Brexit, Sustainability, Economics, Companies’ Responsibilities, and Current Representations

In the first article of this issue, Steve Corbett examines the 2016 Referendum on the United Kingdom’s (UK) European Union (EU) membership. The author presents the outcome of the referendum, the British Exit (Brexit), as a new EU phenomenon with

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Sara Crangle

Written against the backdrop of Brexit, this short article examines the long history of British disregard for modernist and experimental avant-garde aesthetics, one frequently commented upon by critics and artists over the past century. In What Ever Happened to Modernism? Josipovici added his voice to this chorus, but his focus on British insularity went unremarked by reviewers. In addition to considering this more recent text, the article lingers over Josipovici’s ‘English Studies and European Culture’, an essay written in the 1970s that presciently explores the symbiotic and primary relationship between England and the continent.

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further in the new “Post Brexit Declaration on Social Quality in Europe,” recently distributed online and within the context of the UK decision to leave the European Union. The new declaration serves as a warning to other EU member states of the risks of

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Maryon McDonald

This is the first issue of this journal following the Brexit referendum vote in the U.K. It is perhaps fitting therefore that we have a Special Issue on diplomacy. The articles in this Special Issue (guest edited by Magnus Marsden, Diana Ibañez