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Brexit and empire: a long-term view

Can a long-term and comparative understanding of the nature of imperial identities shed light on some of the dynamics behind Brexit? The ways in which empires – and their collapse – transform their central regions as much as the colonies constitute a significant part of the story, argues Andrew Gardner, summarising an article recently published in the Journal of Social Archaeology.
Andrew Gardner (Institute of Archaeology)
20 February 2017

Published: Feb 20, 2017 12:00:00 AM


The government's Brexit white paper: a missed opportunity

Nicholas Wright from the UCL School of Public Policy analyses the government's recent White Paper on Brexit.
Nicholas Wright (SPP)
17 February 2017

Published: Feb 17, 2017 7:52:00 PM


The process of Brexit: What comes next?

In a new report published jointly by the UCL Constitution Unit and the UCL European Institute, Alan Renwick,  Deputy Director of the Constitution Unit, examines what the process of Brexit is likely to look like over the coming weeks, months, and years. Here he summarises five key lessons.
Alan Renwick (Constitution Unit)
8 February 2017

Published: Feb 8, 2017 7:52:00 PM



Working Paper Launch: The Process of Brexit

3 February 2017
The European Institute is pleased to announce publication of its latest working paper: "The Process of Brexit: What Comes Next?" by renowned constitutional expert Dr Alan Renwick of the UCL Constitution Unit.

Published: Feb 3, 2017 11:44:00 AM


Working paper on Article 50 published 

10 January 2016
The European Institute has released a new working paper on Article 50. The paper, 'Brexit and Article 50 TEU: A Constitutional Reading', is co-authored by Professor Piet Eeckhout and Dr Eleni Frantziou.  More...

Published: Jan 10, 2017 12:14:00 PM

UCL in the Press

WTO commitments far less extensive than single market

13 December 2016
Piet Eeckhout, Academic Director of the European Institute and Professor of EU Law, argues is quoted in the Guardian on the stark differential between the scope of Britain's WTO commitments and the requirements of the EU's single market.

Published: Dec 13, 2016 12:16:00 PM

Will Brexit harm Britain's law schools?

20 November 2016
Piet Eeckhout, Academic Director of the European Institute and Professor of EU Law, argues London's attractiveness to law students cannot be reduced to Britain's EU membership alone.

Published: Nov 20, 2016 3:22:00 PM

Featured Events 


The First European

1 March 2017
Pierre Briant (Collège de France) on Alexander the Great in the 'age of empire'. This event is co-hosted with UCL Greek and Latin.

Starts: Mar 1, 2017 5:00:00 PM


Ocean's Brexit: Maritime Policy after British Withdrawal

2 March 2017
Join our panel of experts for a discussion on maritime and fisheries policies in Britain and Europe after Brexit.

Starts: Mar 2, 2017 6:30:00 PM