Understanding Brexit provides a concise introduction to the past, present and future of one of the most important and controversial topics in modern British politics. Written for both those familiar with the topic and those new to it, the book sets out in a clear and accessible way many of the fundamentals for understanding why Britain voted to leave the European Union and what happens next.
Tim Oliver is a Senior Lecturer at Loughborough University London and a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute, Italy. He has lectured widely on Brexit, taught at LSE, UCL and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, and worked at research institutions in London, Berlin and Washington D.C., as well as in the British House of Lords and the European Parliament.
The history of UK–EU relations;
The renegotiation and referendum campaign;
The referendum result;
Britain after the referendum;
Europe and Brexit;
Brexit, Britain, Europe and the world;
"An indispensable guidebook to the labyrinth of Brexit. Tim Oliver shows not only how Brexit came to happen and how it is unfolding as a series of processes in the UK, Europe and the world. More importantly, he shows how to study and analyse it." Henrik Enderlein, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin.
"An excellent introductory text for the generalist reader and for students coming to Brexit as an academic subject for the first time. If you have not read a book on Brexit, this should be the first you read." Michelle Cini, University of Bristol