Posts Tagged ‘Brexit’

The pragmatic idealist

Written by Ellen Halliday. Posted in Current profiles, Profiles

Oliver Garner

Oliver Garner is a second-year PhD Researcher in the Department of Law, where he also received the LLM in 2016.  Previously, he studied at the University of Oxford. His areas of interest are European Union law, constitutional law, human rights law, and legal and political theory. He has been published on the European Law Blog, Verfassungsblog, and the EUI’s own Constitutionalism and Politics Working Group blog. He has also had a journal length piece published as an EUI Law Department Working Paper and was a speaker at The State of the Union 2017.

The Brexit mythology

Written by Ellen Halliday. Posted in Current profiles, Profiles

Kalypso Aude Nicolaïdis

As post-Brexit emotions run high, an appeal to myth lends a removed calm to divisive decisions which is otherwise worryingly absent. ‘Across our ideologies, countries and languages, myths are something common we can hang onto,’ she says. So whilst Brexit may have been ‘a cataclysmic event for the European Union – an earthquake,’ as Nicolaidis argues, ‘we should try to make sense of Brexit in our European life, as European citizens.’

Kalypso Nicolaidis is Professor of International Relations and director of the Center for International Studies at the University of Oxford. She delivered a Max Weber Lecture entitled ‘The Three Meanings of Brexit’.

Brigid Laffan on Brexit

Written by Jacqueline Gordon. Posted in Current opinions, Opinions

‘It is a deeply historical moment, with unknown and unknowable outcomes,’ explains Professor Brigid Laffan, Director of the European University Institute’s Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, referring to the UK’s historic decision to withdraw its membership from the European Union.

Will Brexit be a ‘game-changer’ for the EU?

Written by Author. Posted in Current opinions, Opinions, Uncategorised

Professor Brigid Laffan, Director of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies and Director of the Global Governance Programme at the EUI and Professor Ramon Marimon, Pierre Werner Chair at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies and Joint Chair in Economics and the RSCAS, give EUI Times brief opinions on what Brexit would entail.

Reluctant Europeans? Britain and the EU referendum

Written by Olivia Arigho-Stiles. Posted in Current features, Features

In 2017 Britain will vote in a referendum on whether to leave this European Union. Derided as the awkward partner since it joined the EU in 1973, Britain’s relationship with the EU has long been lukewarm. Like a standoffish party guest munching on the hors d’oeuvres but eschewing small talk, Britain it is assumed, has never fully reconciled itself to true union with its Continental neighbours.

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