Rebordering Britain & Britons after Brexit
Brexit and academia: a satyr play where exit prevails voice
This introduction to the special issue Brexit and Academia sketches some of the key challenges for academia that emerged from Brexit. Based on a brief overview of the current state of the withdrawal and the trade agreements, we reflect upon the consequences of Brexit on transnational research, academic mobility, and research funding. We discuss the role and function of Euroscepticism for understanding the United Kingdom's slow but constant move towards exiting the Union. We further outline the key function of Euroscepticism for explaining the formation of an imagined community of `Brexiteers' in fostering the rise of an `island mentality.' The introduction closes by considering potentially productive effects of a crisis such as Brexit, which has opened up new areas for research across various disciplines.
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Lost in the noise? Narrative (re)presentation of higher education and research during the Brexit process in the UK
The article investigates how the considerations on higher education and research have been narratively represented in a public domain in the process of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union.