The UK’s Rocky Relationship with the EU – Brexit Talk

In late October I presented a discussion of the Brexit vote for the Missouri Southern State University themed semester on the U.K.  I present an original analysis of the Wave 7 British Election Study, attempting to disentangle who voted to leave the EU and why. It is clear from the data that, like the recent election of Donald Trump in the United States, this was an anti-globalization vote. Those hurt by free trade and the free movement of people, specifically immigrants believed to be an economic threat, led to the Brexit decision. This rise in nationalism and move away from globalism may have serious consequences for international relations as we know them post WWII. Full talk below.

UPDATE: You can download my slides from this presentation here.