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The Brexit Challenge for Ireland and the United Kingdom
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Since the 1950s, European integration has included ever more countries with ever-softening borders between them. In its apparent reversal of integration and its recreation of borders, Brexit intensifies deep-seated tensions, both institutional and territorial, within and between the constitutional orders of the United Kingdom and Ireland. In this book, leading scholars from the UK and Ireland assess the pressures exerted by Brexit, from legal, historical, and political perspectives. This book explores the territorial pressures within the UK constitution, connecting them to the status of Northern Ireland before exploring how analogous territorial pressures might be addressed in a united Ireland. The book also critically analyses the Brexit process within the UK, drawing on Irish comparative examples, to assess unresolved tensions between popular mandate, legislative democracy, and executive responsibility. Through practical application, this book explores how constitutions function under the most intense political pressures.


'This timely collection provides one of the very first insights into the impact of Brexit on UK and Irish Constitutional law. It tackles this complex and challenging subject with clarity, expertise and insight, in contributions from both newer voices and well-established scholars. It will become essential reading for all who wish to learn more about this subject.'

Sionaidh Douglas-Scott - Anniversary Chair in Law, Queen Mary University of London

‘This is a timely and valuable collection of essays that explores the challenges posed by Brexit for Ireland and the UK. These challenges played a significant part in the negotiation of the Withdrawal Agreement, and were centre stage in subsequent trade discourse. The book will be of interest to all those concerned by the impact of Brexit on constitutional ordering broadly conceived.’

Paul Craig - Emeritus Professor of English Law, University of Oxford

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