Brexit: Cause and the Consequence

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Friday, April 27th, 2018

Friday, April 27, 20182:00PM - 3:00PM208N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
1 Devonshire Place
M5S 3K7
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Why did Britain vote to leave the European Union? What did this vote tell us about British politics and society, as well as the nature of contemporary Euroscepticism? And where next for the relationship between Britain and the European Union? Drawing on findings from his book, Brexit: Why Britain Voted to Leave the European Union (Cambridge University Press), Professor Matthew Goodwin will explore the cause and consequence of this historic moment in British politics. He will draw on multiple sources of data and established theories to explain what motivated the decision to exit the European Union and reflect on where that leaves Britain today.

Matthew J. Goodwin is an academic, writer and speaker known mainly for his work on British and European politics, volatility, populism, Brexit and elections. He is Professor of Politics at Rutherford College, University of Kent, and Senior Visiting Fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House. He’s the author of five books, numerous peer-reviewed studies, research reports and briefings. He lives in London and tweets @GoodwinMJ


Prof. Matthew J. Goodwin
Rutherford College, University of Kent

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