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Learn psychological self-defence and start resisting the dark arts of political communication, in Volker Patent’s second article on Brexit and the General ElectionRead now ❯Learning to swim in murky seas: Exploitation of the Electorate via Social Media
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The psychology of Brexit and contemporary politics, in a series of articles by Volker Patent. In this first article, we look at how the language of Brexit encourages the formation of political cliques.Read now ❯No Pause for Thought? Brexit, Bias and Political Manipulation
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A new occupant at the Elysée Palace - and a stongly pro-European one at that. What does that mean for the process of the UK leaving the EU?Read now ❯What does President Macron mean for Brexit?
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With the election now set for June, what does this mean for Britain's negotiations to leave the European Union?Read now ❯How will the General Election change Brexit?
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Professor John Weeks explains why he thinks it's as much in Berlin's interests, as those of London, for the UK to leave the EU smoothly.Read now ❯Does Germany need a smooth Brexit just as much as the UK?
What could Brexit mean for Wales, Ireland and Scotland?Read now ❯Homage to Celtalonia
Anders Sandberg under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license Leaving the EU means losing access to EU agencies - so why aren't we talking about it?
Simon Sweeney surveys the possible effects of losing access to a whole range of EU agencies - and wonders why nobody's taking much noticeRead now ❯Leaving the EU means losing access to EU agencies - so why aren't we talking about it?
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As EU leaders gather to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome against the backdrop of Brexit and rising populism, what lessons can be drawn from history to revive the EU?Read now ❯60 Years after the Treaty of Rome: Lessons from history for today's EU
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What does triggering Article 50 mean? With it looming on the horizon, Anne Wesemann explains its role in the proceedings.Read now ❯Pulling the trigger on Article 50
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No place in the sun? Britons who followed the sun and relocated for the more pleasant Spanish climate are worried that when the UK leaves Europe, so must they.Read now ❯Will Brexit force British retirees to return from Spain?
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Two shocks to the political system, but neither, says Eric Kaufmann, were driven by personal economic circumstances.Read now ❯Why the economy can't explain Trump or Brexit
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Brexit and Donald Trump appear to drive global justice and international development efforts into unchartered waters says Professor Theo Papaioannou.Read now ❯What Brexit and Trump mean for Global Justice and International Development
Norman Clark, Emeritus Professor at The Open University, shares his thoughts on Brexit.Read now ❯Some thoughts on Brexit
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Theresa May is triggering Article 50 next week. So what is Article 50 and what does triggering it actually mean? Anne Wesemann explains.Read now ❯How to withdraw from the European Union
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Some MPs who believe Brexit to be a bad idea still voted for the Article 50 bill, often claiming "the people have spoken". Oxford's Benito Muller has some thoughts.Read now ❯How far was the Brexit vote "the will of the people" - and what does that mean?
Even before senior Conservative politicians started muttering darkly about the Falklands War, residents of Gibraltar were anxious and upset about the Brexit vote. Andrew Canessa explains why.Read now ❯Why were Gibraltarians alarmed by Brexit?
In a world that appears increasingly hostile to expertise, Janet Newman suggests ways forward – and some new alliances.Read now ❯Methods in Motion: Finding a voice after Brexit
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Earlier today [Jan 24th], the Supreme Court rejected the government's appeal against a judgement insisting Parliament had to vote on triggering Article 50. So what now?Watch now ❯What happens now the government has lost the Brexit court case?
As some banks consider leaving London to adjust to a post-Brexit world, Emmanuel Yujuico suggests that there might not be a single replacement hub in the futureRead now ❯Post-Brexit, some banks consider their options
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Peter Bloom looks back and ahead at the effect of Brexit on British wages.Read now ❯The impact of Brexit on British wages
Dr Graeme Davis discusses the etymology of the word 'Brexit'.Read now ❯The Language of Brexit
Dr Joe Hanlon explains his thoughts on the EU and recent global treaties being biased toward global corporations. Do we really think Teresa May and Donald Trump will defend us? 'Talk about foxes guarding hen houses' says Joe.Read now ❯Saving capitalists from themselves?
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Three short equations may help determine the likely outcome of Theresa May's dealings with the EU, believes Kalypso Nicolaïdis.Read now ❯Can you predict the outcome of a Brexit deal with a little logic and a bit of arithmetic?
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Theresa May outlined the UK's approach for the Brexit negotiations. How did he counterparts around the rest of the continent react?Read now ❯What did Europe make of Theresa May's Brexit plans?
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Yesterday, Theresa May finally gave a glimpse into her government's plans for how the UK will leave the EU. Dr Paul James Cardwell considers what we heard.Read now ❯Understanding Theresa May's Brexit speech
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Paul Anderson believes the concerns of Spain make it unlikely that Scotland will get a special deal as the UK starts negotiations to leave the EU.Read now ❯Why is Scotland unlikely to get its own Brexit deal
Today, The Supreme Court delivers its verdict on whether Parliament should be involved in the decisions around triggering Article 50 and starting the process of Brexit. What does it all mean?Read now ❯What is the Supreme Court's role in Brexit?
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As the UK prepares to leave, should the EU remake itself? Pol Morillas believes it's time for the Union to adopt a more flexible approach.Read now ❯Should the EU give up on 'ever closer' union?
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Brexit will change the shape of the United Kingdom's trade with the world. Can we count on historic ties with India to build success in their markets?Read now ❯Will India prove fertile ground for post-Brexit trade?
Nauro Campos argues that even Brexit backers fail to make a clear financial case for the UK leaving the EU.Read now ❯Even Brexit backers can’t make the sums work for UK to quit EU
Writing before the result of the US election was known, Tim Oliver explains why President Trump might mean tough times for the US/UK 'special relationship'Read now ❯What does a Trump victory mean for Britain?
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The defeat of proposed changes to the Italian constitution this weekend have set off a chain reaction - a Prime Minster has resigned, and Europe waits to see what happens next.Read now ❯The Italian crisis: Why has Matteo Renzi resigned - and what happens next?
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This week's short, sharp Marmite War between Tesco and Unilever might be the first of many such battles.Read now ❯First, they came for the Marmite... but what next as the pound falls?
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The decision to leave Europe could, some worry, mean that London will cease to lead as a finance centre. No need to worry, says Simeon Djankov.Read now ❯Will Brexit mean London loses its financial dominance?
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Perhaps - but not yet. Paul Cairney explains why he thinks the SNP will bide its time.Read now ❯Does Brexit mean another Scottish Independence vote?
A round-up of some of the latest perspectives on what Brexit means for Ireland - both sides of the border.Read now ❯On the hard border: A Brexit Ireland reading list
Wales voted leave by a margin of 52.5 per cent. It is an interesting case study of how people voted against their own material self interest, to increase their precarity, and to become even poorer than they already are, writes Daniel Evans.Read now ❯Brexit: On the vote in Wales
When the UK has left the European Union, it's probable international trade will require new layers of bureaucracy and increased customs activity, warns Andrew Grainger.Read now ❯What does Brexit mean for imports and exports?
Copyright: Artwork by Gary Edwards © The Open University What will Brexit mean for your personal finances?
The global economy is shuddering at the news that the UK public have voted to leave the EU. But what does it mean for your personal economy? The OU's Jonquil Lowe considers.Read now ❯What will Brexit mean for your personal finances?
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As we start to explore the data from last month's referendum, we're starting to understand more about why poorer people embraced Brexit, explains Ralph Fevre.Read now ❯Why did poorer people vote to leave the European Union?
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Without a seat at the EU table, will the UK's ability to shape Europe vanish completely? Alessio Colonnelli believes that the allure of the islands will remain strong. Indeed, he says, that might have been part of the problem in the first place...Read now ❯Will Brexit reduce the UK's soft power in Europe?
With the monoglot Brits no longer trotting in to Brussels, will English start to loosen its grip on the EU - and beyond?Read now ❯Is Brexit going to unseat English as the lingua franca?
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Events are happening very quickly today - in the last hour David Cameron has announced his intention to step down as Prime Minister following the Leave vote. Gavin Barrett suggests what we might expect next.Read now ❯Camer-gone and Brexit: What should we expect next?
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Populist policies - by definition - are easy ways to build support. But, warns Jeffrey Kucik, there could be an economic cost to be paid in attacking free trade agreements.Read now ❯Should the Americans consider the lessons of Brexit before voting this November?
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Join us at The Open University, in the Berrill Theatre and online as we host an enlightening talk exploring the question: What does Brexit tell us about Britain?Read now ❯OpenMinds-Talk: What does Brexit tell us about Britain?
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Where do social order (and disorder) come from? How can we make ourselves richer, and does society always gain? What does justice mean, how do we define our rights? Politics, philosophy and economics (PPE) – and the ideas and values that inform them – are central to how modern societies are organised and governed. This degree explores fundamental questions of power and ideology, beliefs and values, and how income and wealth are produced and distributed. As well as gaining insight into debates that dominate the daily news, you’ll learn a range of skills and techniques to help you analyse and contribute to the discussion. You’ll also gain a deeper understanding of the way arguments (and public policies) are constructed in theory and tested in practice. These analytical and critical skills are highly valued by employers in a broad range of occupations, across the private and public sectors.Learn more ❯BA (Honours) Politics, Philosophy and Economics