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The illusion of sovereignty: the UK should embrace its experience of power-sharing at home to play a constructive role in the EU

Toubeau, Simon and Murkens, Jo Eric Khushal (2016) The illusion of sovereignty: the UK should embrace its experience of power-sharing at home to play a constructive role in the EU. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (29 Feb 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

One of the key issues in relation to the UK’s referendum is the extent to which EU membership undermines UK sovereignty. Simon Toubeau and Jo Murkens argue that this focus on sovereignty can nevertheless lead to misleading conclusions. They state that while the notion of parliamentary sovereignty lies at the heart of the Westminster model of government, this sovereignty has largely become illusionary with the growth of power-sharing and divided government within the UK. They suggest that rather than focusing on sovereignty, a better approach would be to draw on the UK’s experience of power-sharing to pursue a better relationship with the EU.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: Law
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN1187 Scotland
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Departments > Law
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2017 14:19
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2019 00:16
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/70678

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