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Governing After Brexit: A House of Lords Perspective

Governing After Brexit: A House of Lords Perspective

The Centre for British Politics and Government hosted the Governing after Brexit Lectures – a series of high-profile lectures centred on the theme of the British state after Brexit. The lectures were given by leading academics, and concluded with commentary from a member of the House of Lords.

The lectures explored how other key historic events such as the retreat from Empire and the rise of devolution have shaped the British state, the implications for the state of cultural divisions and the populist impulse, the viability of national sovereignty in a global economy, the new political and constitutional trends that have emerged in the UK in recent years, and how future policy within domains such as finance and security may require changes in the state itself.

In addition to the lecture series, King’s College London delivered seminars focussed on particular policy domains. The first one was entitled Brexit, Voice and Loyalty: the City of London and the limits of financial power and was delivered by Dr Scott James, Senior Lecturer in Political Economy.

Please see below a list of past lectures and their respective PowerPoint presentations and audio recordings. 

Providentialism, Brexit and the Crisis of the British State - 26th October 2017

View the lecture PowerPoint presentation here.

The Political Economy of British Sovereignty - 15th November 2017

Speaker: Professor Helen Thompson, Professor of Political Economy, University of Cambridge.

Click to listen to the lecture recording.

Re-imagining popular sovereignty after Brexit - 7th December 2017

Speaker: Professor Frank Furedi, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Kent. Respondent: The Right Honourable The Baroness Prashar CBE PC

Assessing the Consequences of the Brexit vote for British Politics and Society - 24th January 2018

Speaker: Professor Matthew Goodwin, Professor of Politics and International Relations, University of Kent. Respondent: Michael Jay, Baron Jay of Ewelme

The Pandora’s Box and the Trojan Horses: Britain and Brexit - 20th February 2018

Speaker: Professor Vernon Bogdanor, Research Professor at the Centre for British Politics and Government, King’s College London. Respondent: The Right Honourable The Lord Lisvane KCB DL

“Women’s involvement in the Northern Ireland Peace Process”- November 2018

Speakers: Baroness Blood and the Reverend Dr Lesley Carroll