Brexit and the decolonization of Ireland

Daniel Miller


The response to Brexit in Ireland needs to be considered in relation to the long-term and short-term histories of the relationship between Ireland and the UK. Brexit, or at least the farcical debate around Brexit, which coincided with the author’s fieldwork, may have contributed to the process of decolonization by undermining certain expectations about the British that had been retained from the colonial period.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1086/709797