Great Britain's decision to leave the European Union (Brexit) is an
unprecedented event in the history of the EU. This messy divorce has many
important implications politically, as well as in terms of business and
economic relations in Europe and globally. Over two years of negotiations,
change in political leadership, social divisions, and uncertainty – is it worth
it? To answer this question, Drs. Harben and Surzhko-Harned draw on policy
and economic analysis, as well as their own data and observations gathered
in the U.K. in May 2019.
– Christopher Harben, D.S.L., M.B.A., and Lena Surzhko-Harned, Ph.D.
Lena Surzhko-Harned, Ph.D., is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Political Science and a Faculty Affiliate of the Public Policy Fund at Penn State University, Behrend College. Her primary research interests are in the field of comparative politics. She is an author of a number of papers dealing with issues of nationalism and ethnic conflict, identity politics, electoral politics, comparative democratization and political behavior in post-communist states of Eastern Europe. Her co-authored book “Post-Soviet Legacies and Conflicting Values in Europe: Generation WhY?” was published in December of 2017 and examines the inter-generational conflict and its consequences in post-Soviet Ukraine and Russia.