It has been suggested that Europeanisation enhances the possibilities of resolving a conflict. Indeed, the positive impact of Europeanisation on the stabilisation of some conflicts such as the ones in Northern Ireland, Serbia/Kosovo and Serbia/Montenegro is well attested.
But what happens when a State withdraws from the EU? Does its detachment from the EU structures lead to the deterioration of the environment of a given conflict? Brexit offers a unique opportunity to analyse this unprecedented phenomenon as it will affect three territorial borders that are all somehow linked with conflicts.
The aim of the project is precisely to assess the effect of Brexit on the territorial borders in Ireland, Gibraltar and Cyprus (where the UK has two Sovereign Base Areas) and the conflicts linked with them. It will do so by focusing on four distinct but interrelated aspects:
1. Brexit Challenges on borders and the conflicts linked with them;
2. The visions of the UK, the EU and its Member States in addressing those challenges;
3. The idea of differentiated Brexit;
4. Lessons to be learned from other borders and conflicts.
Meet the team running the project.
Three Background Papers
The project builds on Nikos's previous research on the interrelationship between EU law, comparative constitutional law and conflict resolution theory. Here are three papers that provide for the theoretical background of the current project.
The Conference Programme
The Conference will take place on 26 January 2018 in the Reading Room of the Carlton House Terrace, British Academy, London.
Here, we will be publishing the final conference programme.
Find short biographical notes of the participants.
In this section, we will be uploading the presentations of the participants.
The Policy Briefs
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