Queen's on Brexit

Informed by years of internationally-recognised research excellence, Queen’s on Brexit brings together leading academics from Queen’s University who can provide an authoritative voice on the Brexit process, the many policy areas affected by Brexit, and the subsequent impact on Northern Ireland, the island of Ireland, the UK and the EU-27.

Insight and analysis

Border Signs

Brexit Process

Can technology and ‘max fac’ solve the Irish border question? Expert explains

May 2018 - How might the UK “take back control” of its borders without making the border in Ireland any harder. One proposal on the table is maximum facilitation (max fac). This approach does not avoid the creation of a customs border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland but rather aims to make the border as invisible and frictionless as possible through the use of technology.

Dr Katy Hayward
The Conversation

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Brexit Process

Northern Ireland and the UK’s Exit from the EU: What do people think?

May 2018 - Report by Professor John Garry, Professor Brendan O'Leary, Dr Kevin McNicholl and Mr James Pow on what people think about the implications for Northern Ireland of the UK’s exit from the EU.

Professor John Garry, Professor Brendan O'Leary, Dr Kevin McNicholl and Mr James Pow
UK in a Changing Europe

Brexit in Scrabble pieces

Border Issues

What is Northern Ireland saying about Brexit – Key slides

May 2018 - Katy Hayward and Lisa Whitten look at what key political parties, governing institutions and social partners in Northern Ireland are saying about the ongoing Brexit process.

Dr Katy Hayward and Lisa Whitten
QPol

Brexit Expertise

Professor David Phinnemore

Professor David Phinnemore

Professor of European Politics
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Professor Dagmar Schiek, school of law

Professor Dagmar Schiek

Professor of Law
School of Law

Professor Lee Magowan, School of history, anthropology, philosophy and politics

Professor Lee McGowan

Professor of Contemporary European Politics
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

 

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Research Activity

As an institution, Queen’s has a long-standing history of research into European integration, with our academics offering key insight into the work of several high-profile Brexit research projects.

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INSTITUTIONAL POSITION AND RELATED LINKS

Read the University’s various statements and responses to the Brexit process and find practical information in related sites.

Institutional Response

Contact Us

To find out more about the Brexit-related research and expertise within our university, please visit our Brexit Expertise section and contact any of our academics. Alternatively, why not send an email to qpol@qub.ac.uk with your request.

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