Journal article

Rethinking Britain's Role in a Differentiated Europe after Brexit: A Comparative Regionalism Perspective

Philomena Murray, Alex Brianson

JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies | Wiley | Published : 2019

Abstract

Once outside the EU, the UK will have to develop a new relationship with its former partners in the EU and other pan-European bodies such as NATO, and this will require the UK to re-evaluate its sense of its global and regional importance. We argue in particular that the comparative literature on awkward states in regional integration and regionalism, as well as that on middle powers in international relations, can help us understand the ways in which the UK's likely future relations with its continental neighbours can be approached and understood. In this article we focus on future UK–EU relations, drawing on Alex Warleigh-Lack's typology of regionalization processes to develop maximalist a..

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