Brexit as nostalgia

In their paper Brexit and Nostalgia Edoardo Campanella and Marta Dassù argue that the decision to leave the European Union was (and still is three and half years later) driven by nostalgic fantasies rather than any ‘rational’ economic or political considerations.[1] Furthermore, depending on how ‘hard-core’ the particular ‘Leaver’ is, …

Dreams of Empire

Brexit, Nationalism and Psychoanalysis Brexit Day (originally scheduled for 29 March 2019) has come and gone, and not only is Britain still a member of the European Union, but opinion in the country seems as divided as ever regarding the referendum and what it meant (and still means). Therefore it …