The Copper Coast Geopark, County Waterford, Ireland.

When Language Started a Political Revolution

Will Brexit fracture the UK? Ireland, for example, has its own cultural identity and language, which are perhaps more linked to Europe than to England.
A chocolate orange meant to symbolize Brexit.

The Many Metaphors of Brexit

How do metaphors shape political perceptions? And what do they mean for the future of Europe?
Brexit referendum headlines

Are Referendums Good For Democracy?

Referendums have a way of turning everyone into a self-proclaimed political expert. But does giving a population the chance to directly weigh in on a specific issue lead to a more informed voting public?
Sir Walter Scott

What Sir Walter Scott’s Historical Fiction Reveals About the Brexit

A scholar locates early European Unionism in the works of Sir Walter Scott. How would Scott have voted in the Brexit referendum?

Why Does the IMF Care if Britain Leaves the EU?

The IMF is warning against a "Brexit." But what's the history behind the organization that has such an influence in world financial affairs?

Brexit What? On the Foundations of the European Union

The foundations of the European Union, which the UK is deciding to remain in or leave, are in coal and steel.