In this roundtable discussion three prominent political scientists will discuss the likelihood of different Brexit scenarios and the political consequences thereof for Britain and for the European Union. Nine months ago a majority of the British voters voted to leave the European Union, but up until now it is unclear what the new relationship between Britain and the EU will look like. The current British government seems determined to ‘take back control’, while economists warn that it would be very harmful economically if Britain were to give up full access to the single market. Yet, politically, anything else than a hard Brexit may be not be feasible.
About the speakers
• Sara Hobolt is Sutherland Chair in European Institutions at the European Institute of the London School of Economics
• Cees van der Eijk is professor of Social Science Research Methods at the University of Nottingham
• Brian Burgoon is professor of International and Comparative Political Economy at the University of Amsterdam (UvA)
• Theresa Kuhn (chair), assistant professor in Political Science at the University of Amsterdam
Time & location: ednesday 8 March 2017, 16.00 – 17.30; University of Amsterdam Roeterseiland-campus, room B9.22 (Common Room Political Science)