As the UK negotiates Brexit, what are the effects, implications and challenges that lie ahead? Janice Morphet takes a long term view on the range of institutional and operational options that may be deployed by the UK, EU and other international institutions seeking to influence the negotiations and outcome.
The book offers a context for the current debate and a new framework with which to assess and discuss the forthcoming negotiations taking into account the likely effects on the UK of forthcoming EU policies, and an analysis of the implications of policies foregone.
The book includes discussion of what Brexit means for the devolved nations, and the island of Ireland, where the Good Friday agreement and border management are serious enough to give pause to the whole process.
How does the EU work?;
What are the options for future UK/EU institutional relationships?;
What immediate actions does the UK need to take?;
What effects will Brexit have on existing major government policies?;
What are the likely outcomes and their effects on the process?;
What are the key questions to consider in examination of future negotiations and options?
“Janice Morphet is an expert - especially on the domestic ramifications of UK membership of the EU. Experts are disparaged these days but whatever the know-nothings pretend, leaving is complicated and her specialist knowledge is desperately relevant.” David Walker, contributing editor, Guardian Public
“Professor Morphet is fair, balanced, lucid and rigorous and that's why Gove, Farage and the Leavers will hate this book: exiting the EU cannot but be a tremendously complex and protracted affair.” Polly Toynbee, Journalist and author
"Morphet offers a timely and much needed analysis of the effects, implications and challenges posed by Brexit. Critically, the book looks not just at the story emerging within the UK, but also examines the prospects for Anglo-Irish relations." Professor Claire A. Dunlop, University of Exeter
"The UK government's decision to seek to leave the EU as a result of an advisory referendum is like throwing a very big rock into a very large pond. Janice Morphet provides a useful and timely guide to the resulting bigger waves and smaller ripples of ‘Brexit’." Colin R. Talbot, Professor of Government, University of Manchester