European Voices of Dissent and the Constitutional Consequences for the European Union

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Speaker: 
Professor Paul Craig, Professor in English Law, University of Oxford

 

The people are angry and want change. Across Europe, the people are demonstrating their discontent and disenchantment with some of the ideas and institutions at the foundations of contemporary Western societies. 

Whether it be a growing intolerance of difference and the revival of nationalist sentiments, disaffection with the institutions of government and demands for more direct forms of democracy, or fears over national security and the emergence of populist, charismatic leaders, such illiberal trends have gained significant traction in recent years.

In this podcast, Professor Paul Craig of the Oxford Faculty of Law discusses the constitutional implications for the European Union, and asks what measures it can take to prevent the further break up of the Union in the wake of Brexit.