Brexit - a tragic continuity of Europe's daily operation

Kukovec, Damjan (2016) Brexit - a tragic continuity of Europe's daily operation. Verfassungsblog: On Matters Constitutional . ISSN 2366-7044

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The British vote to leave the European Union came as a surprise and a shock. It has been understood as an aberration, as a triumph of populism and nationalism, in conflict with the ethos of the Union. But Brexit should not be understood as a mere aberration, but instead as one position on continuum of exhausted thinking about EU and (transnational) law in general. From the perspective of "pure" legal theory, Brexit is self-referential, resulting from the internal dynamics of the system. It is a result of the general lack of legal and economic imagination as to how the EU should be reordered and reimagined.

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Research Areas: A. > School of Law
Item ID: 24212
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Depositing User: Damjan Kukovec
Date Deposited: 03 May 2018 12:15
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2019 03:19

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