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The UK and EU foreign, security and defence policy after Brexit: integrated, associated or detached?

Whitman, Richard G. (2016) The UK and EU foreign, security and defence policy after Brexit: integrated, associated or detached? National Institute Economic Review, 238 (1). pp. 43-50. ISSN 0027-9501. (doi:10.1177/002795011623800114) (KAR id:58299)

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Abstract

None of the existing models for the future trade policy relationship between the UK and the EU come with a predetermined foreign and security policy relationship. This article assesses how the future EU-UK foreign and security policy relationship might be organised post-Brexit. It provides evaluation of the current EU-UK interrelationship in the fields of the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) and assesses the degree to which the UK is presently integrated into EU decision-making and implementation. It highlights that the UK needs to determine the degree to which it wants autonomy or even divergence from existing EU policies. The article concludes by rehearsing the costs and benefits of three possible future relationships between the UK and EU foreign, security and defence policy: integrated, associated or detached.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/002795011623800114
Projects: The interrelationship of UK and EU foreign policy: costs and benefits
Uncontrolled keywords: Brexit, UK foreign and security policy, European Union, CFSP, CSDP
Subjects: H Social Sciences
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Funders: [UNSPECIFIED] Economic and Social Research Council
Depositing User: Richard Whitman
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2016 13:42 UTC
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2021 10:56 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/58299 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Whitman, Richard G.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9105-4180
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