Changing Perceptions of the EU at Times of Brexit
This volume brings together contributions that conceptualize and measure EU perceptions in the strategic regions around the world in the aftermath of the UK referendum. Contributors assess the evolution of EU perceptions in each location and discuss how their findings may contribute to crafting foreign policy options for the "new EU-27".
Brexit is very likely to have a substantial bearing on EU external policy, not merely because of the loss of a major member state with a special relationship to the US and the Commonwealth, but also because it challenges the integrational success story that the EU strives to embody. This book thus serves a dual purpose: on the one hand it broadens the recent studies on Brexit by focusing on external partners’ reactions, and on the other it allows for an innovative evaluation of policy options for EU foreign policy. Based on a solid theoretical foundation and empirically rich data, it constitutes an innovative and timely addition to the evolving debate on Brexit and its consequences.
This book will be of key interest to scholars and students of European politics, Brexit, British politics, EU politics, comparative politics and international relations.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction - Uncertain Change and Changing Uncertainty: The Brexit Referendum and the EU in the Eyes of the World
Johanna Speyer, Natalia Chaban and Arne Niemann
2. The UK’s View on Brexit and its Foreign Policy Implications
Part I: EU Perceptions by Neighbours to the East and South
3. ‘Brexit’ in Turkish Political Debates: End of the Road or a New Trajectory?
Başak Alpan and Özgehan Şenyuva
4. Perceptions of the EU and Brexit in Russia and their Influence on Russia-EU Relations
5. Brexit and EU Perceptions in Ukraine
Natalia Chaban and Michèle Knodt
Part II: EU Perceptions Across the Wide Atlantic
6. Increasingly Brittle? US-perceptions of the EU after Brexit and their impact on EU-US relations
Johanna Speyer, Laura Hähn and Arne Niemann
7. Canada’s Two Europe’s: Brexit and the Prospect of Competing Transatlantic Relationships
8. Perceptions of the EU/Brexit in Mexico: Offsetting Negative Impacts
9. Brazil’s Perceptions of the EU after Brexit: A weaker but desirable partner
Elena Lazarou, Tatiana Coutto and Bruno Theodoro Luciano
Part III: EU Perceptions in the Middle East and Africa
10. A Troubled Pair? The MENA region and the EU after Brexit
Mujtaba Isani, Bernd Schlipphak and Daniel Silverman
11. South Africa’s Perception of the EU after Brexit
Part IV: EU Perceptions in Asia
12. China’s Perception of Brexit and its Influence on China-EU Relations
Ling Jin and Emil Kirchner
13. A Shift of Strategic Interests: Indian Elite Perceptions of Europe after Brexit
Karine Lisbonne-de Vergeron
14. A Distant Partner: The Japanese Perspectives of a Post-Brexit European Union
15. EU Perceptions in Korean YouTube Videos before and after the Brexit Referendum: A Semantic Network Analysis Approach
Sung-hoon Park and Sae Won Chung
16. So Close Yet So Far: Australian and New Zealand perceptions of the EU post-Brexit vote
Serena Kelly and Antonia Mochan
17. Conclusion: External Perceptions of the EU and EU Foreign Policy Making at Times of Brexit
Natalia Chaban, Arne Niemann and Johanna Speyer
Natalia Chaban is Jean Monnet Chair and President of Ukrainian Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand. She is based at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.
Arne Niemann is Professor of International Politics and Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration Studies at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany.
Johanna Speyer is Junior Lecturer and PhD candidate at the Department of Political Science, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany.