EURUS professors Achim Hurrelmann and Crina Viju-Miljusevic were part of a research team that released a knowledge synthesis report on the future of the Canada-UK trade relationship after Brexit. The report is titled “Political Contestation about International Economic Agreements: Lessons for the Canada-UK Trade Relationship after Brexit”. It examines under which circumstances international trade and investment agreements – like a potential post-Brexit Canada-UK agreement – become politically contentious, and which best practices exist for channeling such contention into evidence-based and impactful policy debates.

The report was officially presented in London/UK on December 12, 2019. It is available here:

Hurrelmann, Achim, Ece Özlem Atikcan, Adam William Chalmers and Crina Viju-Miljusevic. (2018).Political Contestation about International Economic Agreements: Lessons for the Canada-UK Trade Relationship after Brexit. Final Report for the SSHRC/ESRC Knowledge Synthesis Grant Initiative “Understanding the Future of Canada-UK Trade Relationships.” Ottawa, Warwick and London, November 30, 2018.

The report emerges from a knowledge synthesis project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) of the United Kingdom (see official funding announcement here). The research team is constituted by Achim Hurrelmann (Carleton University) and Ece Özlem Atikcan (University of Warwick/UK) as principal investigators, as well as Crina Viju-Miljusevic (Carleton University) and Adam Chalmers (King’s College London/UK).

Results of the project will also be discussed at a policy workshop held at Carleton University on Monday, February 4, 2018. More information on the workshop will be made available in early 2019.

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