Switzerland-EU Relations: Lessons for the UK After Brexit? (Hardcover)

Switzerland-EU Relations: Lessons for the UK After Brexit? By Paolo Dardanelli (Editor), Oscar Mazzoleni (Editor) Cover Image
By Paolo Dardanelli (Editor), Oscar Mazzoleni (Editor)
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This book offers an up-to-date assessment of the state of Switzerland-EU relations with the aim of drawing lessons from the Swiss experience to shed light on the challenges facing the UK post-Brexit and, more broadly, on how non-member states can adapt to "integration without membership".

The book covers the main issues in the Swiss experience of dealing with the EU over the last 30 years. These include the determinants of the 1992 vote, the architecture of the bilateral agreements signed since then, the economic interests at stake, the role played by immigration, the impact on the country's federal system, the political, social, and cultural factors shaping attitudes to integration, and how the "Swiss model" has featured in the discourse about Brexit. The concluding chapter identifies the key lessons Switzerland's experience offers for the British debate on the country's relations with the EU post-Brexit.

This book will be of key interest to scholars and students of European Union politics, European politics, Swiss Politics, British Politics, Brexit, and more broadly to international relations.

About the Author

Paolo Dardanelli is Reader in Comparative Politics at the University of Kent, UK.Oscar Mazzoleni is Professor of Political Science at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780367482053
ISBN-10: 0367482053
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: March 23rd, 2021
Pages: 224
Language: English