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Full of surprises, or surprisingly not? The peculiar case of Czech Brexit policy



Year of publication 2020
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source European Politics and Society
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Social Studies

Keywords Brexit; Brexit policy; Czech Republic; United Kingdom; withdrawal negotiations; politicization
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Description The article provides a qualitative in-depth analysis of Czech Brexit policy (that is, a Czech policy on Brexit). There are many reasons why one might expect Brexit to be a high-profile, politicized issue in Czech politics. Yet, as the article shows, this has not been the case. Rather, the issue of Brexit in Czech politics has been characterized by a low level of politicization, with the Czech position on Brexit having largely complied with the EU’s united front. Drawing upon the extant literature on Brexit and EU27 member states, the article discusses two main reasons for the low level of politicization of Brexit in Czech politics: (1) the character of Czech bilateral relations with the UK and (2) the degree of the country’s exposure to Brexit implications.
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