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Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics

Preparing for Brexit

Actors, Negotiations and Consequences

Authors: McGowan, Lee

  • Analyses the Brexit process between June 2016 and June 2017
  • Contrasts key issues during the negotiations for both the UK and the EU
  • Gives an outlook on the fate of both unions after Britain’s exit
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About this book

This book studies the developments of the Brexit process between June 2016 and June 2017. The British electorate’s decision to leave the European Union in June 2016 marks a major point in post war British politics, for it overturns the core policy of all preceding British governments since the early 1960s. The referendum brought down one Prime Minister, David Cameron, and bequeathed to his successor, Theresa May, the considerable challenge of negotiating the UK’s departure from the EU. The magnitude of the task is colossal. While the time frame to secure the terms of the exit is short, the exact form of Brexit remains unclear to this day.

With this book the author sets the context for the negotiations. He introduces the actors and the negotiating teams and highlights the key issues and considerations of both sides. While some works just focus on the interplay between Brussels and London, neglecting the internal regional dimension and the role and interests of the devolved administrations in the negotiations, the author looks specifically at Northern Ireland, the part of the UK that will be affected most by Brexit – in terms of both its economic and political significance.

The book concludes with consideration of the impact of the 2017 general election on the negotiations. It will be of interest to students, scholars, policy makers and the wider reader interested in British politics and the future of the EU.

About the authors

Lee McGowan is Professor of Comparative European Politics and Jean Monnet Chair in European Integration in the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics at Queen’s University Belfast, UK. 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Leaving Europe

    McGowan, Lee

    Pages 1-16

  • Understanding Europe

    McGowan, Lee

    Pages 17-31

  • Planning Brexit, July 2016–March 2017

    McGowan, Lee

    Pages 33-48

  • Negotiating Brexit: The UK Position, Actors and Objectives

    McGowan, Lee

    Pages 49-65

  • Wrestling with Europe: Assessing the Response and Positions of the European Union’s Actors

    McGowan, Lee

    Pages 67-85

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-64260-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $54.99
price for Mexico
  • ISBN 978-3-319-64259-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Preparing for Brexit
Book Subtitle
Actors, Negotiations and Consequences
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-64260-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-64260-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-64259-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 133
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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