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Theresa May and Boris Johnson: secrecy as statecraft?

Worthy, Ben and Heide, Marlen (2019) Theresa May and Boris Johnson: secrecy as statecraft? Democratic Audit Blog (11 Sep 2019). Blog Entry.

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During UK–EU Brexit negotiations, Theresa May pursued a determined path of concealment and non-disclosure. Envisaged as a way to protect herself against political opposition, enhancing her bargaining power vis-à-vis the EU and deliver policy promises, the strategy failed and contributed to the end of her premiership. Ben Worthy and Marlen Heide detail how her case illustrates the powers of increasing transparency expectations and the risks of concealment over longer times or around contentious issues. It provides a useful lesson for her successor.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2019 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2021 13:33
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 10:50

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