Exiting the EU: Theorizing the Domestic Impact of Brexit and Its Varieties of Trajectories for British Public Policies (UACES Annual Conference 2021)
When: Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 1:00 PM -
What impact will the withdrawal from the EU have on British policies, polity and politics? This question has been so far overlooked as many observers have rather tried to either explain the identity, cultural and political reasons behind the Brexit vote or scrutinized closely the process of withdrawal. De-Europeanization has tried to capture the new dynamics behind the impact of Brexit on the domestic scene, by arguing that it is a will to dismantle policies and politics previously Europeanized. The UACES panel Exiting the EU: Theorizing the Domestic Impact of Brexit and Its Varieties of Trajectories for British Public Policies provides a more nuanced explanation. Considering that de-Europeanization is far from being automatic, it offers to complement the existing academic works with the concepts of disengagement, continued engagement and reengagement in order to understand the varieties of impact that Brexit is having on British politics, policies and polity.
The panel, chaired by Sarah Wolff and discussed by Theofanis Exadaktylos, brings together a series of 5 public policy and domestic policy case studies where these concepts are explored further. They overall show that Brexit is not an end in itself to EU's influence, but rather the start of a process of (dis)/(re) or continued engagement with the EU.