REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen - A poster which reads "Brexit, And now France" is seen near French flags before a news conference at the France's far-right National Front political party headquarters in Nanterre near Paris after Britain's referendum vote to leave the European Union, France, June 24, 2016.

Blog Post

The Brexit contagion myth

June 29, 2016, Thomas Wright

Fear of political contagion has emerged as an incredibly powerful and important idea that is poised to shape Europe’s future. Unfortunately, it has been repeated as mantra and has not been subjected to careful scrutiny.