The Paradox of Brexit and the Consequences of Taking Back Control

Igwe, Paul Agu (2022) The Paradox of Brexit and the Consequences of Taking Back Control. Societies, 12 (69). pp. 1-15. ISSN 2075-4698

Full content URL: https://doi.org/10.3390/soc12020069

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Abstract

Memorable events of the 21st century that will be rightly or wrongly be remembered includes the global financial crisis of 2007/08, the election of Mr Donald Trump as President of the United States of America, and Brexit (the United Kingdom (UK) voting to leave the European Union) in 2016. Others include the emergence of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the war between Russia and Ukraine. Since 2016, Brexit has continued to dominate global politics. Conceptually, this article explores the Brexit dilemma, the formalization of Brexit agreements, and the post-Brexit impact on the economy and society. How did Brexit happen? What are the underlying causes of Brexit? Is Brexit connected to Euroscepticism and populism? By evaluating these contexts, important issues and debates can be reconciled to advance knowledge on Brexit, UK politics, the regional political system, and the rise of populism. This article is currently relevant since it coincides with an obvious upsurge in interest in the post-Brexit Global Britain.

Keywords:Brexit referendum, Brexit agreement, take back control, populism and policy process theories, EU regional system
Subjects:L Social studies > L200 Politics
L Social studies > L240 International Politics
L Social studies > L210 Political Theories
L Social studies > L150 Political Economics
L Social studies > L241 European Union Politics
M Law > M120 European Union Law
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
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Deposited On:08 Aug 2022 11:38

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