British influence

Publication date: 10 May 2016 | Publication type: National Institute Economic Review | Theme: Exiting the EU & Britain after Brexit | External authors: Menon, A, Salter, J-P | JEL classification: F4, P16, O52 | Journal: National Institute Economic Review Issue 236 | Pages: 7-13 | Publisher: Sage Publications, London
How much influence does the UK have in Europe? How has this changed? We argue that the UK has tended to view its relationship with the EU in transactional terms, and that this has led to a dominant understanding framed in terms of ‘costs’ and ‘benefits.’ However, thinking more broadly gives a more...