AbstractThis thesis considers the intersection of two processes: the steady yet fragile development of Northern Ireland's unique post-1998 constitution; and, the complex, multifaceted and constitutional process of Brexit. The research draws on legal and political theory to develop a novel analytical framework based on systematic definitions of the two research variables - Brexit and the Northern Ireland constitution - and applies this to the evolving process of UK withdrawal from the EU in real-time. As a result, this thesis provides an original and comprehensive contribution that puts legal and constitutional literature in dialogue with a burgeoning area of political science literature to study the impact of an unprecedented process on the region most exposed to its effects.
Thesis embargoed until 31 December 2022.
|Date of Award||Dec 2021|
|Sponsors||Economic & Social Research Council|
|Supervisor||Gordon Anthony (Supervisor) & David Phinnemore (Supervisor)|
- Northern Ireland
- European Union
- United Kingdom
- political constitutionalism
- legal constitutionalism