This fully searchable database lists peer-reviewed journal articles on Brexit and migration published in social science journals since May 2015. It will be updated periodically. For our initial review of this body of work see our 2022 article published in Migration Studies From state of the art to new directions in research what Brexit means for migration and migrants.
Unaccompanied Migrant Children and the Implications of Brexit
The protection of unaccompanied minors (UAMs) is a moot legal and policy matter both at the European and international levels. The 2015/16 ‘refugee crisis’ has exposed the weaknesses in design and implementation of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS)…
Uncertain sunset lives: British migrants facing Brexit in Spain
One of the most concerned groups potentially impacted by the approval of Brexit in 2016 is that of the so-called “Brexpats”. This group of people is composed by at least 784,900 British citizens who are living in the European Union (EU), among which those settling in Spain are the most prominent.
Union Citizenship for UK Citizens
With Brexit, UK citizens will lose freedom of movement, and Europeans resident in Britain will lose the protection afforded by Union citizenship. More worrying still, Brexit threatens to unravel the postwar achievements of European integration. The EU must act to ensure that Brexit is a failure.
Welcoming Voices Memory, migration and music
There are many studies of migration that focus on the economic and social impact of immigration, but the effect that migration has on cultural practices is less explored. Working with Lithuanian and Polish communities in Lincolnshire between 2016 and 2018…
Where Will the British Go? And Why?*
Objective Immigration is a highly salient political issue. We examine the migration preferences of potential emigrants from the United Kingdom to determine whether the migration calculus is primarily economic or political. Methods A conjoint survey experiment was conducted with U.K.
Who do we think we are? Citizenship post-Brexit
The Brexit vote is a mirror to an inability of many to accept the unravelling of an exclusionary core of national citizenship through the two new universalisms of (nationality-law-busting) human rights, and an economic science that promotes and secures the right of passage of the homo economicus.
Who Gets to Withdraw the Status?
This chapter determines the extension of Union citizenship by asking: Who gets to withdraw the status of Union citizenship? It is a complex and debated issue. The various options are presented and the anticipated consequences for both the UK and EU states are fleshed out.
Will Brexit cause the whole Britain to leave the European Union?
Motivation: The results of the referendum on the UK's membership of the EU are far-reaching, but hard to predict. One of the areas related to UK's withdrawal from the EU is whether it will maintain its integrity. The evolving structure of the UK, persistent trends of separatism in the UK…
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…
Young Europeans in Brexit Britain: Unsettling identities
Since the 2016 European Union referendum, young European migrants living in Britain have faced growing exposure to social exclusion and insecurities over their future. The Brexit process has not only changed their rights but has also increased their experiences of xenophobia and discrimination.
Youth and Youth Policy in the UK: Post-Brexit View
The paper discusses the current situation of young people and the experience of implementing the youth policy in the post-Brexit UK on the base of a qualitative analysis of the results of in-depth interviewing of senior officials associated with the implementing of the youth policy at the regional…
Youth Mobility Scheme: The Panacea for Ending Free Movement?
Free movement has been at the heart of the Brexit debate, with the government grappling between satisfying public and business demands for restrictive and liberal approaches to immigration respectively. In response the government have advocated temporary migration as a potential solution…