05-04-2022 09:30
Luogo: Fondazione Feltrinelli, Viale Pasubio 5 - Milano.
Closed-door Workshop

by Solid Project


The Brexit crisis of the European Union continues to puzzle integration theorists. Functionalist analyses have not only failed to predict the UK’s exit from the EU, but also underestimated the disintegrative dynamics of the withdrawal negotiations. By contrast, postfunctionalism can account for the Brexit process, but struggles with explaining the cohesion it has produced among the EU-27. This workshop tries to make sense of Brexit conceptually and theoretically.


10:00 – 12:30 Papers on the corrosive potential of Brexit

Discussants: Giorgio Malet (tbc) and  Waltraud  Schelkle
Losers’ Consent and the Impact of Emotions in the Aftermath of the Brexit Referendum
James Tilley (Oxford) and Sara B. Hobolt (LSE)
Exiting after Brexit: Public Perceptions of Future Member State Departures after Brexit
Joe Ganderson (LSE)

13:30 – 16:00 Papers on the comparative politics of containment

Discussants: Kate Alexander-Shaw, Waltraud Schelkle and  Stefanie Walter (tbc)
The Brexit Crisis: Political Attack, Postfunctionalist Negotiations and External Rebordering
Frank Schimmelfennig (ETH Zürich)
How did the Brexit Negotiations avoid Politicisation of European Integration?
Argyrios Altiparmakis (EUI), Anna Kyriazi (UniMi), Joan Miró (UniMi), Joe Ganderson (LSE)
From the ‘domino effect’ hypothesis to a remote conflict? Eurosceptics’ framing of Brexit in the EU-27
Joan Mirò (UniMi), Argyrios Altiparmakis (EUI), and Chendy Wang (EUI)

16:30-19:00 Papers on the effects beyond Brexit

Discussants: Argyrios Altiparmakis, Anna Kyriakis, and Joan Miró
Have your Cake and Eat it, too? Public Opinion, Exit Precedents, and the Perceived costs of non-Cooperation
Giorgio Malet and Stefanie Walter (University of Zürich)
Brexit and Catalan Secessionism: Lessons from a Distorted Analogy
Marc Sanjaume-Calvet (University Pompeu Fabra), Daniel Cetrà (Barcelona), and Núria Franco-Guillén (Aberystwyth)
Withdrawing Loyalty Worse than Exit. Why is the Rule of Law Crisis more Damaging for the EU than Brexit?
Carlos Closa Montero (Madrid and EUI)

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