Brexit and European Integration
The importance of norms research and a focus on contestation in international politics has become visible with the "Brexit" referendum in the United Kingdom in June 2016. As part of her Opus Magnum fellowship, Antje Wiener focuses on the puzzles and consequences following the referendum drawing on her previous work on norms, contestation and European integration.
A first result can be read in her paper "The Impossibility of Disentangling Integration: Post-Referendum and Pre-Brexit Contestations" (Link to PDF), which Antje Wiener has presented at the UACES 46th Annual Conference 2016, in London. Antje Wiener has also participated in several panels on the issue. The panel "Brexit: Europe after the referendum" at the University of Hamburg, focused on a first assessment of the referendum and its result. Watch the full panel discussion here:
In a recent blog post on the Verfassungsblog: On Matters Constitutional, Antje Wiener has argued that a "window of opportunity both for the immediate interest of the remainers, and with regard to readjusting the legitimacy of British EU politics" has been created in the post-referendum and pre-Brexit debate in Britain (Link to full text).
Antje Wiener has further discussed possible implications of the vote with Professor James Wilsdon FAcSS (Chair); Professor Jane Elliott FAcSS (ESRC); Professor Graeme Reid (UCL) and Jon Deer (LSE and EASSH) on 30 June at the Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS) in London. The panel has particularly focused on implications for the social sciences in the UK and Europe. A summary of the event and further published statements following the event can be read on the Academy's website (link to summary) and key statements can be seen in the following video: