Título completo: Imperial Nostalgia and Bitter Reality: The United Kingdom, the United States and Brexit, Implications for Regional Integration
Autor: Abelardo Rodríguez
Fecha de publicación: 2020
Institución participante: Journal of Strategic Security (JSS)
Fragmento original: Introduction
The conceptual framework of this article is identity security, as defined by the Copenhagen School. It reconstructs some keys to the imperial past that Rome, the United Kingdom, and the United States have repeated down the ages. It also explains the wide scope of the Anglosphere, which has laid the basis for the unity between the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia. This backdrop helps explain the profundity of the special relationship between London and Washington, which share ideology and motivations, but not power, influence, and political objectives. This article thus traces the contradictions of British identity as defined in opposition to the other: The European Union, immigrants, and terrorists. Donald Trump has followed a similar path with his policy of America First, in opposition to Mexico and Latin America.