In conversation with Lisa Claire Whitten

By: Lisa Claire Whitten

Professor Andrew Blick is joined by Dr Lisa Claire Whitten, Research Fellow on the ESRC-funded project ‘Governance for a ‘place between’: the Multi-Level Dynamics of Implementing the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland’ based at Queen’s University Belfast.

They discuss Lisa’s recent paper for The Constitution Society: Northern Ireland and Brexit: An Explanation. Topics covered include: the constitutional history of Northern Ireland and its tendency to be overlooked at UK level; the implications of Brexit for Northern Ireland, and whether tensions could have been avoided; and the ongoing contestation around the Northern Ireland Protocol between the UK and the EU, and in Northern Ireland itself.

Lisa’s paper, which covers many of these themes in more detail, can be found here.

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