Vernon Bogdanor, C.B.E., is professor of government, King's College, London, and was for many years professor of government at Oxford University. He has been an adviser to several governments, including those of Albania, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Israel, and Trinidad.
As the resurgent tide of nationalism has swept away Britain's European Union membership, Vernon Bogdanor details the historical and psychological attitudes which will influence the forging of a new relationship. -Lord Butler of Brockwell, Head of the UK Civil Service 1988-98 Vernon Bogdanor's fascinating history of the ideas, politics and events in British-European relations over the post-War era is vital reading for anyone wishing to look to the past to explain how and why Brexit occurred and what its effects are likely to be. -Robert Blackburn QC, King's College London No subject could be more important; and no one is better qualified to engage with it than Bogdanor. He does so with his usual clarity, rigour and persuasiveness. - Andrew Blick, King's College London For Bogdanor, Brexit dramatizes the long-term loss of legitimacy of Britain's governing class. This book is a brave effort to move beyond the headlines by Britain's most distinguished constitutionalist. -Bruce Ackerman, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science, Yale University