Simon Usherwood - From the referendum to Brexit: Path dependency when there aren't any paths - 06/03/2017

About the lecture

As the UK moves towards making its formal notification to leave the European Union, how much do we know about where this process is heading? After the 2016 referendum, it is possible to identify any points of clarity in the thinking of either the British government or the British people? This lecture will consider the evidence and suggest that the lack of strategic debate in the UK will make it unlikely that Brexit will result in a satisfactory outcome for either the British or the EU.

About the speaker

Dr Simon Usherwood is Reader in Politics at the University of Surrey, where he researches euroscepticism and UK-EU relations. He has published widely on these subjects, as well as regular blogs, podcasts and media work around the world ( He is also Treasurer of the UK’s University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES), the world’s largest EU study association.




06/03/2017 - 16 - 17u30

Aula M.005, De Meerminne, St-Jacobsstraat 2, 2000 Antwerpen

Participation is free, but online registration is mandatory