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Black and white portraite picture of professor Ian Manners in front of leafy grass.

Ian Manners

Professor

Black and white portraite picture of professor Ian Manners in front of leafy grass.

Understanding the Political Psychology of Brexit

Author

  • Ian Manners

Summary, in English

To understand Brexit we need to understand the political psychology of British politics and its relationship to the European Union (EU). Using data on public knowledge, groups, concerns, amnesia, and trust, this summary demonstrates the political consequences of the increasing distance between the electorate and the government in the United Kingdom over the question of Brexit; the British exit from the European Union.

Since 1990 the increasing distances between electorates and governments have left ordinary people vulnerable to the emotional appeal of the far-right across Europe. This summary demonstrates five areas of data showing these distances and helps provides solutions for closing these gaps.

Publishing year

2019-01-04

Language

English

Pages

1-9

Document type

Working paper

Publisher

Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen

Topic

  • Political Science

Keywords

  • Brexit
  • Political Psychology
  • European union
  • Britain
  • United Kingdom
  • individual cognitive psychology
  • social psychology
  • ontological security
  • psychoanalysis
  • critical political psychology

Status

Published

Project

  • Ontological Security in the European Union