Softening a hard border: lessons from North America for post-Brexit Ireland
By Laurie Tannous and Katy Hayward
There are ample lessons from the Canada-US border for post-Brexit Ireland, writes Laurie Tannous (University of Windsor) and Katy Hayward (Queen’s University Belfast). For example, a ‘hard’ border need not mean the end of economic integration of Ireland. Yet building a smooth functioning border is a comprehensive undertaking, and some friction will be inevitable.