Brexit and the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice

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With her claim that ‘Brexit means Brexit’, Theresa May has quickly silenced those hoping to avoid or cushion the UK’s departure from the EU. It does, however, not qualify for the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (AFSJ). Resulting from a long history of differentiated integration, the UK has never been a full in- or outsider of the AFSJ. In this paper, Dr. Funda Tekin argues that a tailor-made Brexit solution should allow for the UK’s future participation in those policy areas in which a full Brexit would lead to a lose-lose situation.