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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’.