On Brexit
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On Brexit

Law, Justices and Injustices

Edited by Tawhida Ahmed and Elaine Fahey

Timely and engaging, this topical book examines how Brexit is intertwined with the concepts of justice and injustice. Legal scholars across a range of subjects and disciplines utilise a multitude of case studies from consumer law, asylum law, legal theory, public law and private law, in order to explore the impact of Brexit on our ideas of justice. The book as a whole aims to engage with the methodology, lexicon and explicitness of analytical perspectives in relation to Brexit.
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Chapter 2: Lexit and the mystification of political economy

David Seymour

Abstract

The chapter argues that Lexit’s critique of the European Union and its case for withdrawal is rooted in what I term pre-critical understanding of political economy. I argue that the consequences of this understanding is two-fold. First, that Lexit culminates in a reproduction of the shortcomings that they identify with the EU and, secondly, that it brings with it troubling echoes of a past that in many ways, the very existence of the EU sought to counter.

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