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Brexit – A Crisis Which De-politicized the EU : A Case of Brexit and Czech Politics



Year of publication 2019
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
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Faculty of Social Studies

Description EU multiple crisis has in recent years led to visible politicization of the European integration across EU Member states. It has been widely accepted that events as the Eurozone crisis, refugee crisis or Brexit contributed to the increased contestation of the EU at domestic level, often questioning value of European integration or EU membership as such. However, not each crisis has to have such effect and their impact vary. Particularly Brexit whose impact was believed to possibly trigger domino effect represents in this sense unique case and outside the EU has so far had rather de-politicized influence. The questions is why. Analyzing Czech Republic´s activities in Brexit negotiations, this paper argues that if certain structural conditions and factors are met, even issues with great potential to politicize the EU as Brexit can be downplayed and turned into de-politicized agenda.
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