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dc.contributor.authorThompson, Helenen
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-14T16:22:44Z
dc.date.available2017-08-14T16:22:44Z
dc.date.issued2017-08-01en
dc.identifier.issn1369-1481
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/266364
dc.description.abstractPlacing Britain’s vote on 23 June 2016 to leave the European Union (EU) in historical time raises an immediate analytical problem. What was clearly the result of a number of contingencies, starting with the 2015 general election where we can see how events could readily have turned out otherwise, the result might also represent the inevitable end of Britain’s membership of the EU seen from the distant future. This article seeks to take both temporal perspectives seriously. It aims to provide an explanation of the turn to Brexit that recognises the referendum result as politically contingent and also argues that the political economy of Britain generated by Britain’s position as non-euro member of the EU while possessing the offshore financial centre of the euro-zone and Britain’s eschewal in 2004 of transition arrangements on freedom of movement for that year’s accession states made Brexit an eventual inevitability, saving a prior collapse of the euro-zone.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSAGE Publications
dc.subjectBrexiten
dc.subjectCameronen
dc.subjectEuropean Unionen
dc.subjectfreedom of movementen
dc.subjectthe euroen
dc.titleInevitability and contingency: The political economy of Brexiten
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage449
prism.issueIdentifier3en
prism.publicationDate2017en
prism.publicationNameThe British Journal of Politics and International Relationsen
prism.startingPage434
prism.volume19en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.12606
dcterms.dateAccepted2017-04-27en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1177/1369148117710431en
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-08-01en
dc.identifier.eissn1467-856X
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
cam.issuedOnline2017-06-08en


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