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Rebordering Britain & Britons after Brexit

Mapping social science research on Brexit and migration

366 articles about United Kingdom

Citizens’ rights in the post Brexit scenario
This article focuses on the issue of citizens’ rights in the post-Brexit landscape, taking into account the negotiations’ current state of play. At this stage, the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK) seem to share a common understanding on citizens’ rights…
Collective Bargaining, Equality and Migration: The Journey to and from Brexit
Bob Simpson has documented the evolution of collective labour laws in the UK over several decades and his scholarship reminds us of their intended and unintended consequences. In the highly politically charged context of the 2016 Brexit vote, this article considers how UK and European Union (EU)…
Colombian-Spanish Migrants in London since the Great Recession: Political Participation and Attitudes amid (Dis)Integration Processes
This article discusses the (dis)integration processes of Colombian-Spanish migrants arriving in London since the 2008 economic crisis, as the background to understand their political attitudes and participation. It is based on data from qualitative-quantitative fieldwork…
Complexities of Polish migrant's citizenship attributions in the context of Brexit and the Scottish Independence
This article focuses on the experiences of Scotland's largest foreign-born minority group, namely Poles, in the run-up to the Scottish Independence Referendum in 2014 and subsequently the UK's EU Referendum.
Conditional citizens and hostile environments: Polish migrants in pre-Brexit Britain
This article explores recent shifts in the governance of British migration and welfare regimes, considering how far a so called `authoritarian turn' (Tyler, 2018)…
Conditioning Family-life at the Intersection of Migration and Welfare: The Implications for `Brexit Families'
European Freedom of Movement (EFM) was central to the referendum on the UK's membership of the EU. Under a `hard' Brexit scenario, it is expected that EFM between the UK and the EU will cease…
Contesting Brexit Masculinities: Pro-European Activists and Feminist EU Citizenship*
Although Brexit campaigns mobilized discourses of hegemonic masculinity that marginalize women, women seemed to be at the forefront of pro-EU campaigns post-referendum. I explore to what extent pro-EU activists make claims to EU citizenship that contest the masculinities of Brexit.
Cultural Precarity: Migrants' Positionalities in the Light of Current Anti-immigrant Populism in Europe
The Brexit referendum was an earthquake to those in otherwise privileged positions: white intra-European migrants. Poles form the largest among these groups in the UK. As much as they are vulnerable to discrimination as non-British citizens…
Cultural violence in the aftermath of the Brexit Referendum: manifestations of post-racial xeno-racism
This paper makes a novel contribution to the academic debate on Brexit and racism. It emphasizes the need to distinguish different manifestations of post-racial xeno-racism in the aftermath of the Brexit Referendum as either direct, structural or cultural violence.
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…
Diaspora Policies, Consular Services and Social Protection for UK Citizens Abroad
Despite having one of the largest diaspora in the world, the United Kingdom peculiarly has no diaspora engagement policy to speak of. Policy, not legal right, underpins consular affairs and social protection policies are extremely limited.
Diasporic media and counterpublics Engaging anti-EU immigration stances in the UK
The article examines three Romanian diasporic publications in the UK, aiming to identify the formation of a diasporic counterpublic in opposition to mainstream anti-EU immigration stances, during and after the 2016 referendum. Drawing upon (critical) discourse analysis…
Discrete Events and Hate Crimes: The Causal Role of the Brexit Referendum
Objective The article contributes to the literature on discrete events and behavioral change among the public by studying the link between the United Kingdom's 2016 “Brexit”referendum and racial and religious hate crime.
Do I deserve to belong? Migrants' perspectives on the debate of deservingness and belonging
The notion of belonging, prominent in social sciences, has been recently used extensively in relation to Central Eastern European migrants in the UK.
Do they need to integrate? The place of EU citizens in the UK and the problem of integration
This article aims to provide empirical evidence against the theory and practice of immigrant integration through the experience of EU citizens in the UK around Brexit. We demonstrate that, in the case of EU citizens, the outcomes of presumably successful “integration” have been achieved while - and…
Economic Fallouts of Labor Force Immigration in Great Britain
The Brexit issue and the subsequent decision of British majority in referendum on Britain's leaving the European Union have changed the labor migration development flows into the country.
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…
Educating the English: the role of universities in tackling hate speech and Islamophobia in post-EU-Referendum Britain
This essay will examine the role of the Higher Education system in the UK, in educating students and communities about the concept of 'othering', and how they can combat ignorance of the benefits of multiculturalism and Freedom of Movement. Since the Referendum over membership of the EU (June 2016)…
Education and Race from Empire to Brexit
Covering the period from the height of Empire to Brexit and beyond, this book shows how the vote to leave the European Union increased hostilities towards racial and ethnic minorities and migrants. Concentrating on the education system…
Envisaging post-Brexit immobility: Polish migrants' care intentions concerning their elderly parents
The United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union will end the European Freedom of Movement and the privileged migration status of EU Citizens in the UK, which will likely affect `Brexit families' and their transnational care arrangements.
EU Children in Brexit Britain: Re-Negotiating Belonging in Nationalist Times
This article contributes to debates on identification, home and belonging by focusing on EU children in Brexit times.(1) The article combines attention to the emotional and affective side of integration with a focus on the effects of the discursive practices of the state on these processes.
EU citizens in post-Brexit UK: the case for automatic naturalisation
One of the most passionately contested issues in the aftermath of the UK's decision to leave the European Union in the June 2016 referendum concerned the standing of EU citizens residing in British territory. This article addresses this question from the perspective of normative political theory.
EU citizens' rights post Brexit: why direct effect beyond the EU is not enough
Brexit - EU citizens' rights - Direct effect beyond the EU - The Withdrawal Agreement does not protect citizens properly - Copying substantive provisions of EU law and parts of the EU's supranational features, such as direct effect…
EU citizenship and withdrawals from the union: How inevitable is the radical downgrading of rights?
This chapter is about EU citizenship and the eventual withdrawal of Member States from the European Union. It thus does not concern itself with the issue of secessions of territories from the Member States as such, which result in leaving a newly-formed state outside (or inside)…
EU laws as cultivars in the UK before and after Brexit
This paper analyses principles of equal treatment and rights of residence of EU citizens in the UK before and after Brexit, regarding EU laws as cultivars. By using horticultural metaphors such as cultivars, runners, cuttings and layering for the laws, and cultivators and gardeners for the actors…
EU Migrant Workers, Brexit and Precarity: Polish Women's Perspectives from Inside the UK
This book presents a female Polish perspective, using findings from research carried out with migrants interviewed before and after the Brexit vote – voices of real people who made their home in the UK. It looks at how migrants view Brexit and what it means for them…
EU migrant workers, Brexit and precarity: Polish women's perspectives from inside the UK
How has the Brexit vote affected EU migrants to the UK? This book presents a female Polish perspective, using findings from research carried out with migrants interviewed before and after the Brexit vote - voices of real people who made their home in the UK.
EU migrant workers, Brexit and precarity: Polish women's perspectives from inside the UK. Conclusion and policy implications
In June 2016, after 43 years as part of the European community, the UK people decided to leave. In March 2017, the UK Prime Minister officially started the process of Brexit – the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. While Brexit was decided by a relatively small margin of people…
EU nationals in the UK after Brexit: Political engagement through discursive awareness, reflexivity and (in)action
The United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union has triggered a variety of forms of political engagement among EU nationals living in the UK. Our research, carried out in the North West of England, an area that has received little attention so far…
EU nationals' vulnerability in the context of Brexit: the case of Polish nationals
Since the late 1990s, populist discourse based on anti-immigration sentiments has been on the rise in Britain. This phenomenon reached a peak during the EU Referendum (ER) campaign and shortly thereafter.
EU post-accession Polish migrants trajectories and their settlement practices in Scotland
The presence and the apparent permanence of post-accession EU migrants in the UK is of significant interest to both academics and politicians. Studies have debated whether migration from new accession countries to the UK mark a new type of migration often described as liquid' and open ended'…
European Citizenship after Brexit Freedom of Movement and Rights of Residence Introduction
The book aims to explain the problems faced by European citizens in the UK and by UK citizens residing in member states of the European Union (EU) after Brexit. Particular emphasis is laid on freedom of movement and rights relating to residence.
European citizenship and free movement after Brexit
The Brexit referendum has uncovered and stimulated a growing attachment to the European Union and the European project more generally, both in the UK and in the rest of the EU. The Brexit process raises uncertainties, challenges, and opportunities. While the uncertainties will fade over time…
European migration policy Frontex, differentiation and Brexit
This chapter examines the impact of Brexit on EU-UK cooperation in the context of migration control using the analytical lens of differentiated integration and disintegration.
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…
Exiting supranational unions and the corresponding impact on tourism: Some insights from a rejoinder to Brexit
The consequences of countries withdrawing from supranational unions have received growing attention. Most recently, the majority of British citizens have voted to exit the European Union (Brexit), which has resulted in the mushrooming of reports on its potential impact in myriad respects.