Lecture: ‘The Law and Politics of Brexit’

Professor Federico Fabbrini, Brexit Institute (DCU)

Date: 12.11.2018, 6:00 p.m.
Venue: Room 6012 | Sigmund Freud University | Freudplatz 1, 1020 Vienna

The decision made by the United Kingdom in 2016 to leave the European Union has produced shock waves across Europe and the world. Brexit calls into question consolidated assumptions on the finality of the EU, and simultaneously sparks new challenges. These new challenges are not only in regard of the constitutional settlements reached in the UK, notably in Scotland and Northern Ireland, but also on the future of European integration. Now that Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union has been invoked, and the path towards full withdrawal by the UK from the EU remains clouded in uncertainties, a comprehensive legal and political analysis of how Brexit impacts on UK and the EU appears of the most importance.

This book brings together leading lawyers, economists and political scientists to discuss the constitutional implications of Brexit and propose possible solutions for the way forward. The book is structured around four main themes. First, it considers how Brexit will be implemented legally and politically, in terms of the withdrawal and the possible new relations between the UK and the EU. Second, it examines the implications of Brexit on the constitutional structure of the UK, as well as on the status of Northern Ireland and the relations with the Republic of Ireland. Third, it examines the implications of Brexit on the constitutional structure of the EU, focusing on a number of key areas of EU policy‐making, notably the Area of Freedom Security and Justice, the Single Market, and Economic and Monetary Union. Finally, the book looks to the mid to long‐term future, and discusses the prospects for relaunching the EU after Brexit. 

Please register until 10.11.18: konrad.lachmayer@jus.sfu.ac.at


Federico Fabbrini is Full Professor of European law at the School of Law & Government of DCU and the Principal of the Brexit Institute. He holds a PhD in Law from the European University Institute and
previously had academic positions in the Netherlands and Denmark.

He is the author of “Fundamental Rights in Europe” (Oxford University Press 2014) and “Economic Governance in Europe” (Oxford University Press 2016) as well as the editor, among others of “The Law & Politics of Brexit” (Oxford University Press 2017).

He regularly engages with EU institutions and national governments, and has presented his work to among others, the European Parliament, the European Central Bank, the European Commission, the European Court of Justice and the UK Financial Conduct Authority.