Commentary by Louis VIS During the UK’s EU referendum campaign, many argued that a Brexit vote would put the country’s universities at risk. Last month, the University of Oxford became the first UK University to top a global league table. So what can explain Oxford’s success? The key to this is that Brexit has not … More What Will Brexit Mean for UK Universities?
Commentary by Louis VIS In a recent series of articles on Euroscepticism, I demonstrated that the United Kingdom was the European Union’s most Eurosceptic Member State. In light of these findings, I also tried to explain that ultimately a mix of political, social and cultural factors are also needed to fully explain people’s perception of … More Why is the UK so Eurosceptic?
Commentary by Louis VIS Three months ago, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union by the smallest of margins. Following the latest speech of Brexit Minister David Davis, one could honestly wonder whether the government knows what Brexit means. But what, if anything, can we learn from the result of the EU referendum? … More Time for a New Political Spectrum
Commentary by Louis VIS Had it not been for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil not much news would have happened. Who could complain? Yet whilst the world had turned its attention to the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, a few politicians managed to make headlines and ruin the Brazilian party. On Monday, the … More The Olympic Games: Challenging Identity
Commentary by Danaë LAZARI The effect of Brexit on the island of Ireland was an issue which received relatively little attention in both campaigns in the run up to the EU referendum. Nevertheless it is an issue with substantial significance. Northern Ireland is likely to be hardest hit by Brexit, and this has severe political and … More Brexit and Northern Ireland
Commentary by Louis VIS It has been a bad week for the United Kingdom but it could still get worse. Across the continent, European far-right parties have celebrated Brexit and called for other Member States to follow suit. The international repercussions of Brexit and how these will shape the Brexit negotiations should therefore not be … More Brexit: A View from Across the Channel
Tomorrow up to 46 million eligible voters will go to the polls to answer the question: “Should the UK remain a member of the European Union, or leave the European Union?”. In light of tomorrow’s significance, we have suspended our updates for this week and aim to prepare a special issue on the outcome of … More Your Vote Matters