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migration and trade policies, Europeans have increasingly opted for a closing-inwards of the nation state, calling into question the viability of the European project itself. The Brexit referendum, in June 2016, provided a clear example of this. Politics on the periphery has taken a similarly illiberal turn, with more violent consequences. In the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte boasts of carrying out extrajudicial killings and threatens to kill corrupt state officials, and he has launched a bloody war on drugs, for which he has been

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-affected groups ( HPG, 2018 ). The privileging of behaviourism over more conceptual approaches to understanding ( Anderson, 2007 ) is reflected in the growing influence of ‘behavioural economics’ ( Alcock, 2016 ). Before its sobering escape into the wild, as evinced in the Trump election and Brexit referendum ( Cadwalladr, 2017 ), behavioural economics had been popularised as ‘nudge politics’. Despite raising democratic concerns in targeting the sub-conscious, it has found favour among many Western governments. 5 Behavioural economics operationalises

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in June 2008; the collapse of Lehman Brothers in September 2008; December 2009, when the Treaty of Lisbon came into force; the Greek and Euro crisis in March 2010 that is ongoing. One could add for information policy the various attempts to suggest cyberwar, such as the North Korea–Sony farce of December 2014; Assange’s work in Wikileaks since 2008; Snowden’s revelations in 2013; and the Brexit

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national regulators would take their enforcement responsibilities seriously. That remains to be seen in 2017 and thereafter. The UK was itself embroiled in a non-binding #Brexit referendum held on 23 June on whether to leave or stay in the European Union, which may eventually impact substantially on its telecoms policies. Telecoms is largely a Digital Single Market responsibility, liberalisation and

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simultaneously at the domestic, transnational, and international levels. In fact, in the face of events like Brexit and the United States’ official approach to climate change, 177 it seems that international organisations have no means of coordinating processes with this wingspan. Likewise, when collecting and ascertaining evidence about putative occurrences of opinio juris , international lawyers are affected by a multitude of primary intentions/beliefs, which are triggered by their own experiences, memories, and perceptions. They certainly express some of them through

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