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Zerbricht der Brexit das Vereinigte Königreich? Nationalismus und Autonomiestreben in Großbritannien seit 1977

Almuth Ebke , February 7th, 2021


Der Brexit scheint die britische Politik vor eine neue Aufgabe zu stellen: das Vereinigte Königreich zusammenzuhalten. Doch die Sorge vor einem „Break-up of Britain“ ist älter und die…


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STS and Electoral Politics

Baird Campbell , August 18th, 2020


In the context of the upcoming US presidential election and increasing evidence of the importance of voting infrastructure, this week we revisit past posts that highlight the key…


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Beyond the Irish Border: A plague on both my houses in the time of COVID-19

The Familiar Strange , March 26th, 2020


Differing approaches to COVID-19 divided by the rolling hills and windy roads (of which there are many) of one of Europe’s most porous borders, have precipitated a personal…


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No Exit. Warum es so schwer ist, die EU zu verlassen

Kiran Klaus Patel , November 17th, 2019


Anders als oft behauptet, stellt der Brexit nicht den ersten Versuch eines Landes dar, die Europäische Union (inkl. ihrer Vorläufer) zu verlassen. Und dennoch ist alles anders als…


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The Emerald Curtain

Chelsea Horton , November 15th, 2019


Four reflections on Brexit and borders on the island of Ireland. You will never know unless you go A fisherman clad in a green anorak sits in a…


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Brexitannia: The Faces and Voices of Brexit

Maximilian C. Forte , May 24th, 2019


First shown at London’s East End Festival in June of 2017, Brexitannia was the very first documentary about Brexit. It is a striking and deeply pensive film, in…


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Brexit, the Uncivil War: Watering Myths with the Teardrops of the Ruling Class

Maximilian C. Forte , May 21st, 2019


What have been billed as momentous EU Parliament elections are taking place this week (May 23–26), and it seemed like the right time to review some Brexit films—one…


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Review of 2018, Part 4 (October–December): Nationalism, Deglobalization, plus the US exit from Syria

Maximilian C. Forte , December 23rd, 2018


OCTOBER Where US–Canada relations were concerned, as well as Trump’s trade strategy, NAFTA was the leading event opening the month of October. The US–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) On Monday,…


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Feature Essay: The Case of Brexit, Expertise and Linguaphobia: Cosmopolitanism, Language and the Politics of Value by Sarah Burton

Rose Deller , December 11th, 2018


In this feature essay, The Case of Brexit, Expertise and Linguaphobia: Cosmopolitanism, Language and the Politics of Value, Sarah Burton argues that the heightened expression of antipathy towards lang…


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The Trade War is Here: Some of the New “Facts of Life”

Maximilian C. Forte , July 2nd, 2018


In Madeleine Albright’s new book, dramatically titled Fascism: A Warning, she slams the anti-globalization crowd, claiming yet again that globalization is here to stay—it’s a “fact of life…


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‘Taking back control?’ Die Auswirkungen des Brexits auf Flüchtlingspolitik Großbritanniens

Natascha Zaun , June 2nd, 2018


Für die Befürworter des Brexits war Migrationskontrolle ein wesentlicher Grund für den Brexit. Doch im Bereich der Einwanderung von Flüchtlingen würde ein harter Brexit paradoxerweise eher weniger als…


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Long Read Review: The New Poverty by Stephen Armstrong

Rose Deller , April 9th, 2018


Coinciding with the 75th anniversary of the Beveridge Report and written in the spirit of George Orwell’s The Road to Wigan Pier, The New Poverty takes a tour of contemporary…


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Alan Bradshaw: On the prospect of a Tory majority!

Focaal Web Editor , June 8th, 2017


This post is part of a feature on the 2017 UK elections, moderated and edited by Patrick Neveling (University of Bern). As an Irishman living in England, I…


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Bruce Kapferer: Ideas on populism: The paradox of democracy and the rise of the corporate state

Focaal Web Editor , March 6th, 2017


“All forms of the state have democracy for their truth, and for that reason are false to the extent that they are not democracy.” — Karl Marx, Critique…


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“It’s Tony Blair’s fault…”

Vito Laterza , February 27th, 2017


An imaginary conversation with the Labour leadership. Me: “Was it right to push your MPs to vote for Brexit with no conditions attached? None of your amendments have…


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2016: The Ending of the Year of Beginnings

Maximilian C. Forte , January 1st, 2017


Probably the most memorable year in decades, 2016 was a non-stop accumulation of turning points and landmark events. In broad terms, we began to witness the demise of…


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United we stand, divided we fall

guestanthropologist , December 21st, 2016


by Filippo Osella If there is a lesson to be learnt from the long 2016 it is that there is more than one way to disgrace oneself. Calling…


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Neoliberalism, Brexit, and Higher Education

Maximilian C. Forte , October 21st, 2016


Is Brexit bad for UK universities? This appears to be the question at the centre of an article from the Times Higher Education titled “UK researchers face uncertainty…


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The World after Brexit

Elyse Bailey , October 17th, 2016


Britain’s vote to leave the EU has ushered in a surprise: it turns out that voting matters, and the UK is living in a New Normal now. After…


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Arguing with Justice: Brexit and Biomedicine by Rosalind Williams

Rosalind Williams , September 16th, 2016


The aftermath of the UK’s recent referendum on European Union (EU) membership, which culminated in a decision for Britain to leave the EU, reminds us of Britain’s bleak…


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Bruce Kapferer: Brexit and Remain: A pox on all their houses

Focaal Web Editor , August 18th, 2016


A crisis is always good for humor. The English satirical magazine Private Eye caught the spirit of uncertainty and the possible tragedy of Brexit—that many of those who…


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Sian Lazar: Learning to live with crisis: How Brexit brought Latin America home to me

Focaal Web Editor , August 16th, 2016


The European Union is a free trade area that enables multinational corporations to take advantage of low tax regimes for their head offices and of low labor costs…


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Karen Sykes: The estranged citizens of Brexit

Focaal Web Editor , August 8th, 2016


It was political 16 June 2016 I first heard the BBC Radio 4 announce the death of the Labour MP for the Spen Valley, West Yorkshire while I…


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