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Considering EU External Relations after Brexit: Introduction

Cardwell, P. J. ORCID: 0000-0002-7485-3474 & Dickson, R. (2021). Considering EU External Relations after Brexit: Introduction. Europe and the World: A law review, 5(1), pp. 1-3. doi: 10.14324/111.444.ewlj.2021.29.


This special issue of Europe and the World: A law review consists of selected articles that were presented at a workshop on External Relations in the post-Brexit EU, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow in October 2018. The workshop was generously funded by the James Madison Charitable Trust and the New Professors Fund of the University of Strathclyde. The purpose of the workshop was to consider the multifaceted dimensions of Brexit on the European Union’s external relations, and in particular to consider how interdisciplinary perspectives can enrich our understanding of the law underpinning the subject. This includes the EU’s externally facing institutional frameworks; law and policy on foreign, security and defence policies; trade and the Common Commercial Policy; and bilateral agreements with third countries or regions. The workshop was held around the mid-point in time from the referendum of June 2016 until the eventual departure of the UK on 31 January 2020 (although the final departuredate and exit arrangements were unknown at the time). As such, the workshop contributors based their analyses on what the future impact of Brexit might be. Drawing on the extensive scholarship on EU external relations that has blossomed over previous decades, the authors of this special issue have been able to comprehensively analyse what future EU external relations might look like.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: c 2021, Paul James Cardwell and Rachael Dickson. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Licence (CC BY) 4.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited
Publisher Keywords: Brexit; EU external relations; EU foreign policy; Treaty of Lisbon; EU Global Strategy
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
K Law
Departments: The City Law School > Academic Programmes
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