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Introduction

  • Paul J. J. Welfens
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Abstract

In An Accidental Brexit, Welfens argues that the peculiar timing of the publication of the study by Her Majesty’s Treasury on the long-term costs and benefits of membership of the European Union, just days after the Cameron government had sent an information brochure to voters with none of the key economic information, calls the result of the referendum into question. These findings could have changed the outcome of the referendum, and history, by resulting in a Remain majority. In this analysis, the need for the EU to reform if it is to avoid disintegration is highlighted. Can the UK’s Global Britain approach work—particularly as the Trump administration appears intent on undermining multilateralism and international organizations?

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Economics and Social SciencesBergischen Universität WuppertalWuppertalGermany

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