Bulletin n. 1/2017
June 2017
  • Section A) The theory and practise of the federal states and multi-level systems of government
  • Section B) Global governance and international organizations
  • Section C) Regional integration processes
  • Section D) Federalism as a political idea
  • Hastings Dunn David, Webber Mark
    The UK, the European Union and NATO: Brexitís unintended consequences
    in Global Affairs , Volume 2, Issue 5 ,  2016 ,  471-480
    The result of the UK referendum on membership of the EU has occasioned considerable debate on Britainís international standing. An important (but so far largely overlooked) aspect of this debate is how the possibility of Brexit impacts upon NATO and, specifically, the UKís position within the Atlantic alliance. In this connection, the initial signs are worrying. London may wish to focus on NATO as a way of compensating for a troubled exit from the EU, but its ability to do so is weakened by uncertainties over the UK defence budget (and standing as a nuclear power), a loss of credibility as a global player and the blame that will attach to it for undermining NATO cohesion. The likely upshot of Brexit will be a loss of British influence and a blow to the integrity of the alliance. Full text available online at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23340460.2017.1294465
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