English Nationalism, Brexit and the Anglosphere: Wider still and wider

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This is the first sustained research that examines the inter-relationships between English nationalism, Brexit and the Anglosphere. Much initial analysis of Brexit concentrated on the revolt of those 'left behind' by globalization, whereas this book analyses the elite project behind Brexit. This project was framed within the political traditions of an expansive English nationalism. Far from being parochial 'Little Englanders', elite Brexiteers sought to lessen the rupture of leaving the European Union by suggesting a return to trade and security alliances with true friends and traditional allies in the Anglosphere. By advancing our understanding of English nationalism through an analysis of the elite project of Brexit and its links with the Anglosphere, this book will appeal to students and scholars of British and European politics and international relations as well as the emerging field of trans-national networks amongst and between the English-speaking nations of the world.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationManchester UK
PublisherManchester University Press
Number of pages205
ISBN (Print)9781526117734, 9781526117731
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameNew Perspectives on the Right
PublisherManchester University Press


  • English nationalism
  • Brexit
  • Anglosphere
  • Nationalism
  • European Union

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