Brexit and Northern Ireland: Reading List #13 – approaching the endgame?

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Please note: This version of the Brexit and Northern Ireland reading list has now been superseded. For the very latest version, please see here.

The Assembly’s Research and Information Service (RaISe) has just published a thirteenth version of Brexit and Northern Ireland: A Reading List. These have been produced for over a  year now and they are a key component of our Brexit and Northern Ireland hub, which aims to provide a range of relevant information to inform scrutiny of the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union.

As the process approaches its conclusion, relevant output from Governments, legislatures, interest groups, think tanks, academics and journalists has snowballed into a vast body of analysis and comment. While much of this is pessimistic or questioning about the prospects for Brexit, the list includes coverage of ‘pro-Leave’ sources such as BrexitCentral, Briefings for Brexit, The Bruges Group, Policy Exchange and Politea.

The focus of the reading list continues to be on the impact of Brexit on Northern Ireland in particular, but with the addition of selected material covering developments in neighbouring jurisdictions.

A photograph of some books showing part of the growing collection of Brexit-related publications in the Assembly Library
Part of the growing collection of Brexit-related publications in the Assembly Library

In addition to a constant flow of information from sources like the House of Commons Library, the Centre for Cross Border Studies, the Centre on Constitutional Change, Euractiv, the Institute for Government, The London School of EconomicsQPOL – Policy Engagement at Queen’s, Slugger O’Toole and The UK in a Changing Europe, key additions in this latest release include:

At the same time, bodies which produced Brexit-related comment and analysis in the period immediately following the referendum now appear to have shifted their focus elsewhere – the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland, the Human Rights Consortium, the Nevin Economic Research Institute, the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, the Royal Irish Academy and  Ulster University, for example.

In addition to this reading list, our own Brexit Hub also provides access to the research papers which RaISe has produced thus far on the subject, a selection of articles from our Research Matters blog, and relevant briefings and presentations from our Knowledge Exchange Seminar Series. The Brexit Hub also draws together useful resources produced by others, including the hubs and blogs of other organisations, and details of forthcoming events on Brexit and Northern Ireland.