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British politics and the casualties of Brexit

Brexit has shattered the contemporary equilibrium of British politics - from the government, economy and principal trading relationship, to the organisation of the state. In his recent book Brexit and British Politics, Anand Menon (with co-author Geoffrey Evans) steps back from the immediacy and hyperbole of the referendum to explain what happened on 23 June 2016, and why. Join us for an exclusive book presentation with Anand Menon as he reveals how the impact of Brexit will be felt for a very long time and how it poses a real danger to the health of British democracy if the government fails to deliver on its promises. (Cover courtesy of Wiley)


Anand Menon is Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs at Kings College London, where he directs the Economic and Social Research Council Initiative The UK in a Changing Europe. He has written on many aspects of contemporary Europe and is co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of the European Union (OUP, 2012), and his work has appeared in the Financial Times, Prospect, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Times and Le Monde. He frequently comments on national and international broadcast media and has made several radio documentaries on contemporary politics. He is a member of the Council of the European Council on Foreign Relations and an associate fellow of Chatham House.


Markus Jachtenfuchs is Professor of European and Global Governance at the Hertie School. His main research interest is the study of multilevel governance in the EU and in the international system. In 2010, Jachtenfuchs was the Pierre Keller Visiting Professor of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. Before joining the Hertie School of Governance in 2006 he was Visiting Professor at the University of Greifswald and Professor of Political Science at Jacobs University Bremen.