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Lexit and the Mystifications of Political Economy

Seymour, D. ORCID: 0000-0001-6736-937X (2019). Lexit and the Mystifications of Political Economy. In: Fahey, E. ORCID: 0000-0003-2603-5300 & Ahmed, T. ORCID: 0000-0002-4990-5631 (Eds.), On Brexit: Law, Justices and Injustices. (pp. 23-38). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar. doi: 10.4337/9781789903010.00009


The chapter argues that Lexit’s critique of the European Union and its case for withdrawal is rooted in what I term pre-critical understanding of political economy. I argue that the consequences of this understanding is two-fold. First, that Lexit culminates in a reproduction of the shortcomings that they identify with the EU and, secondly, that it brings with it troubling echoes of a past that in many ways, the very existence of the EU sought to counter.

Publication Type: Book Section
Additional Information: This is a draft chapter / article. The final version is available in On Brexit:Law, Justices and Injustices. edited by Tawhida Ahmed and Elaine Fahey, published in 2019, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd The material cannot be used for any other purpose without further permission of the publisher, and is for private use only.
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JX International law
K Law > KD England and Wales
Departments: The City Law School > Academic Programmes
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