Lookup NU author(s): Professor Anthony Zito
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The European Union (EU) has had a profound effect upon its members’ environmental policy. Even in the United Kingdom (UK), the EU’s most recalcitrant member state (historically famed for being the ‘Dirty man of Europe’), environmental policy has been Europeanised. As the UK moves to the EU’s exit door it is timely to assess the utility of Europeanisation for understanding policy dynamics in the UK. Drawing upon interviews and extensive engagement with stakeholders, this article analyses the potential impact of Brexit upon environmental policy and politics. An analytical toolkit offered by de-Europeanisation is developed to identify the factors that drive and inhibit de-Europeanisation processes, thereby providing insights that may be applicable in other settings. Disengagement and policy stagnation are presented as more likely environmental outcomes of Brexit, with capacity emerging as a central explanatory variable.
Author(s): Burns C, Gravey V, Jordan A, Zito AR
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Environmental Politics
Online publication date: 17/01/2019
Acceptance date: 21/11/2018
Date deposited: 22/11/2018
ISSN (print): 0964-4016
ISSN (electronic): 1743-8934
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
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