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Isaiah Berlin and Brexit: how the Leave campaign misunderstands “freedom”

Papazoglou, Alexis (2016) Isaiah Berlin and Brexit: how the Leave campaign misunderstands “freedom”. British Politics and Policy at LSE (06 Jun 2016). Website.

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Abstract

The Leave campaign’s understanding of “freedom” as the absence of external constraints is one-sided, writes Alexis Papazoglou. The UK has autonomously decided to be bound by EU rules and so compliance with those rules does not make it a less autonomous country. Similarly, the freedoms that the UK gains from being an EU member are greater than those it gives up. More importantly, if a Brexit were to happen, external constraints might indeed disappear but so will the UK’s power to freely act in the ways it wants.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2017 13:30
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2021 23:26
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71458

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