British Capitalism and European Unification, from Ottawa to the Brexit Referendum

In: Historical Materialism
Christakis Georgiou Centre Emile Durkheim, Sciences Po Bordeaux

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British capitalism has from the very beginning entertained an ambivalent relationship with the process of European unification. But that ambivalence has gone through different stages and since the outbreak of the financial crisis in 2008 a new, conflictual, stage in that relationship began. This is the essential backdrop against which the Brexit referendum should be understood and its consequences evaluated.

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