Rebordering Britain & Britons after Brexit
Mapping social science research on Brexit and migration
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18 articles about Ireland
Brain drain in higher education: The case of the Southern European countries and Ireland
This book offers a collection of chapters on key consequences, challenges and strategies in the new economic environment that was shaped after the 2008 economic crisis in southern Europe (Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece and Cyprus) and Ireland in higher education (HE).
Brexit and Westminster's "Ulsterior Motives"
The chances are growing that an unexpected consequence of the 2016 UK referendum to exit the European Union (or "Brexit") may eventuate in the unexpected development of Northern Ireland exiting the UK, or what might be termed "NIRexit." In other words, Brexit may lead to Irish unification.
Brexit, Bordering and Bodies on the Island of Ireland
The Brexit campaign to withdraw the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU) was driven primarily by opposition to immigration and the freedom of movement of EU workers to Britain. Consequently, a central focus of Brexit was the perceived need for bordering, that is…
Diaspora Engagement in Ireland, North and South, in the Shadow of Brexit
This chapter provides an overview of the state of the current diaspora engagement policy in Ireland, North and South. In this new era of Brexit negotiations, emigrants and the diaspora will no doubt want a say in the future of Ireland and Northern Ireland. How might diaspora engagement efforts…
Economic turbulence and labour migrants' mobility intentions: Polish migrants in the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Netherlands and Germany 2009-2016
Economists view earnings as a primary driver of migration, both actual and intended. However, studies on the relationship between migration intentions and earnings yield mixed results. We argue that earnings are an important factor…
Europe's 'Other' Open-Border Zone: The Common Travel Area under the Shadow of Brexit
In recent years, the Schengen Area - and the suppression within its territory of border controls - has become a strong focus of attention. This article focuses on another region of Europe where such controls have been suppressed: the Common Travel Area ('CTA'). Historically…
Facilitating Cross-Border Criminal Justice Cooperation Between the UK and Ireland After Brexit: `Keeping the Lights On' to Ensure the Safety of the Common Travel Area
Much of the cooperation on criminal justice matters between the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland is based on EU level instruments.
Ireland and crisis governance: continuity and change in the shadow of the financial crisis and Brexit
Ireland's relationship with the European Union (EU) has, since 2008, been tested by an enduring and complex series of economic and political crises. The contributions to this special issue examine these EU-linked crises through a variety of Irish perspectives, including the impact on public opinion…
Irish enough: changing narratives of citizenship and national identity in the context of Brexit
This paper is a preliminary investigation of Irish identity and citizenship in the aftermath of the decision of the UK to leave the European Union. It identifies three significant impacts:
Neither hard nor soft but racist? The Good Friday Agreement and the Irish border after Brexit
This is an edited version of a talk given by a human rights activist from Belfast on 26 June 2017 at a seminar, held at IRR, to discuss the implications of 'Brexit' on the Good Friday Agreement and the UK-Ireland Common Travel Area.
Polish migrant settlement without political integration in the United Kingdom and Ireland: a comparative analysis in the context of Brexit and thin European citizenship
Following EU enlargement in 2004, the United Kingdom and Ireland experienced large-scale migration from Poland and other new EU states.
With or without EU? The common travel area after Brexit
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) concluded between the UK and Ireland in May 2019 provides one of the few clear legacies of Theresa May's premiership. The Common Travel Area (CTA) between Ireland, the UK, the Channel Islands…
GLOBAL FINANCIAL CENTERS AS CHANNELS FOR INTERNATIONAL LABOR MIGRANT INFLOW INTO CITIES OF EUROPE
Europe is the leading region of international immigration (after Asia). Most of immigrants to Europe are directed to its cities, particularly to global ones. One of the typical characteristics of global cities is the availability of global financial centers. In this paper…
The dilemmas around digital citizenship in a post-Brexit and post-pandemic Northern Ireland: towards an algorithmic nation?
Northern Ireland (NI) has pervasively been a fragile and often disputed city-regional nation. Despite NI's slim majority in favour of remaining in the EU, de facto Brexit, post-pandemic challenges and the Northern Ireland Protocol (NIP) have revealed a dilemma:
Effect of group status and conflict on national identity: Evidence from the Brexit referendum in Northern Ireland
National identity remains one of the most potent forces in global politics, yet surprisingly little is known about processes of national identity formation and change.
The Future of Irish-UK Relations: Borders and Identities after Brexit: Introduction
It is apparent that the consociational framework established by the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement (B/GFA) is under threat, while the UK's withdrawal from the EU poses major challenges for maintaining peace, prosperity and social cohesion in Northern Ireland (NI).
Beyond exception: the Irish border and the limits of cosmopolitan nationalism
Much debate surrounding Brexit and its implications for the Irish Border has leant on exceptionality, framed within the historical context of the ethnonational dispute between Ireland and the UK…
Round table: Decolonising Irish history? Possibilities, challenges, practices
The nature of Ireland's place within the British Empire continues to attract significant public and scholarly attention. While historians of Ireland have long accepted the complexity of Ireland's imperial past as both colonised and coloniser…