Join Professor Kurzer, an expert in European politics, for an overview of how and why Brexit happened. This Community Classroom course will examine the interaction between post-war developments in British politics and the growth of the European Union. Domestic political developments influenced British policy towards European integration, but progress in European integration also affected British politics and policies. For four decades, British elites debated the utility of Britain’s membership in the EU. When a referendum was finally held, a narrow majority voted for leaving the European Union. The final class meeting will address the most recent complications in the Brexit saga.
If you are interested in European politics, you will not want to miss Professor Kurzer’s analysis about what is unique about the British story and why it is highly unlikely that another EU member state will leave the EU.
This course is offered in partnership with Dunbar African American Cultural Center.