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OCEU 2135 - Brexit

Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Spring 2017-2018

Number of hours : 42

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

Examine the roots of the UK's decision to leave the EU; PM Cameron's renegotiation, the referendum campaign and its aftermath; the prospects for UK-EU negotiations under Article 50; the effect of Brexit on the EU27 and further European construction; prospects for the United Kingdom, internally and internationally. Discussion on the consequences of the Brexit referendum for the EU27; Analysis of exit arrangements and institutional procedures; Impact on the external trade regime of the EU and the UK; Discussion of possible patterns for future relations between the EU and the UK after the exit; Reflection on the need for a transitional regime and its terms and conditions.


  • BELLINI, Michele (Chargé de mission)
  • GARNERO, Andrea (Economist)
  • PRENTICE, Christopher (Formerly Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

Pedagogical format

This course is taught by two ambassadors, who will address the same topic but from different perspectives.

Course validation

- Dissertation / written essay (5-7 pp.) Addressing one aspect of the subjects discussed in the sessions, freely chosen by students. - A 4-5 page essay, written at home, on a theme proposed by the student and approved by the lecturer, drawing on the material explored during the sessions (50%).

Required reading

  • HMG Paper CM 9216 of February 2016 “The Process of Withdrawing from the European Union”
  • HMG Paper of February 2016 “The Best of Both Worlds: The United Kingdom's Special Status in a Reformed European Union”