Received: 2020-07-18  |  Accepted: 2020-10-10  |  Published: 2020-12-30

Title

Influence of Brexit on education towards Europeanism


Abstract

The present research study explores the extent to which the withdrawal of the UK from the European Union may negatively affect the efforts to lead in particular young people to have a positive attitude towards this integration group, enhance a feeling of belonging to it or a certain sense of common European citizenship. The main aim of the paper was to identify those selected circumstances of Brexit and its campaigns that could evoke strong Eurosceptic sentiments and, on the contrary, look for ways to eliminate these negative tendencies. The authors discuss how a populist, emotionally focused and often misleading campaign has significantly contributed to the vote of Brexit in a referendum, which is a precedent that may under certain circumstances be repeated in other member countries. The paper also discusses the media dimension of the topic. Especially the question of spreading misinformation, hoaxes, conspiracy or propaganda in alternative media that can strengthen Euroscepticism in many EU countries, including the Slovak Republic.


Keywords

Brexit, education, European Union, Euroscepticism, media


JEL classifications

F50 , F68 , Z11


URI

http://jssidoi.org/ird/article/55


DOI


Pages

814-824


Funding


This is an open access issue and all published articles are licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Authors

Lincényi, Marcel
Alexander Dubcek University in Trencin, Trenčín, Slovakia https://tnuni.sk
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Laczko, Martin
Alexander Dubcek University in Trencin, Trenčín, Slovakia https://tnuni.sk
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Journal title

Insights into Regional Development

Volume

2


Number

4


Issue date

December 2020


Issue DOI


ISSN

ISSN 2345-0282 (online)


Publisher

VšĮ Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Center, Vilnius, Lithuania

Cited

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