Brexit

  • Brits opt out of human rights obligations

    In 2005 the European Court of Human Rights began hearing cases of Russian human rights abuses committed during the military conflict between the Russian government and Chechen rebel groups. The Russian military has since been found responsible for multiple human rights violations including torture, extrajudicial executions and targeting of...
  • Democracy: the Holy Grail of political representation

    As Britain comes to terms with the result of its most recent expression of mass electoral democracy, the EU referendum vote, political division has given way to tense debate about how we define and exercise democracy. With the Vote Leave campaign winning by a margin of just 52% to...
  • Whose Europe? Whose Union?

    The well-known story about the European Union begins with the establishment of the European Coal and Steel Community and later of the European Economic Community, following the end of the Second World War. This cooperation was very much motivated by the assumed nexus between political order and prosperity, as...
  • Brexit: a crisis for the establishment?

    The curious thing leading up to Britain’s decision to exit the EU was the distinct lack of real choice, despite the vastly opposing consequences of the two options on the ballot paper. One side told us to reject the established norms of globalisation, to take back control of our...
  • Brexit and the Caribbean: a case of dependency

    From Belize in the north to Trinidad and Tobago in the south, and the array of beautiful island nations between, Caribbean people share a crucial characteristic which has shaped the Caribbean identity existing today – a tumultuous history of slavery and indentureship. African slavery and European colonisation in the...