Rebordering Britain & Britons after Brexit
Mapping social science research on Brexit and migration
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.
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Analysing migrants' ageing in place as embodied practices of embedding through time: 'Kilburn is not Kilburn any more'
There is growing attention to how people navigate and make sense of particular places through the ageing process. Against this backdrop, there is increasing research on ageing in contexts of migration. Although much of this research focuses on retirement and return migration…
Analyzing the Effect of Brexit on the British Construction Industry Using Fuzzy Sets Theory
Policymakers are continually facing new challenges that are exacerbated by the lack of dedicated analysis of how macroeconomic changes affect particular industries. One of the most current examples of this is the effect that Brexit will have on the British construction industry.
And then came Brexit: Experiences and future plans of young EU migrants in the London region
This paper investigates the potential rupture that the United Kingdom's Brexit referendum of June 23, 2016, might bring about in intra-European Union youth mobilities, with a specific focus on the London region. In many respects, and counter-intuitively given the Brexit result…
Andrew's white cross, Hussain's red blood Being Scottish Shia in Brexit's no-man's-land
Brexit was a project shaped at the fringes of official politics. Unusually, however, it maintained its fringe-like qualities, including its lack of clarity and ambivalence, even as it took center stage in the political affairs of the country for more than three years. In such a transitional period…
Anti-Immigrant Hate Crime
The FBI does not provide statistics on hate crimes against immigrants. Media and anecdotal reports indicate that immigrants are frequent victims of hate crime. These crimes range from verbal threats and harassment to lynchings and massacres to beheading and burying aliens (claimed).
Applying for Settled Status: Ambivalent and reluctant compliance of EU citizens in post-Brexit Scotland
This article contributes to scholarship concerning the effects of the UK Referendum on EU membership and Brexit on EU citizen rights in the UK (Botterill, McCollum and Tyrrell, 2018; Burrell and Schweyher, 2019; Gawlewicz and Sotkasiira, 2019; Huber, 2019). The paper focuses on applications for…
Australia and a post-brexit Britain
This article, based on the Robert Menzies Lecture delivered by the author in London on 31 October 2017, provides a survey of Britain and Australia’s bilateral relationship from the 1930s to the present. In the earlier period particular attention is given to the role of Sir Robert Menzies.
Australia and Brexit: Déjà Vu All Over Again?
Recalling the debate about Britain’s applications to join the European Economic Community in the 1960s, Australians are now reacting to and assessing the implications of the Brexit vote for Australia. However, the contemporary situation is very different from that which prevailed in the 1960s.
Back to the future? Lessons of differentiated integration from the EFTA countries for the UK's future relations with the EU
The decision of the United Kingdom (UK) to withdraw from the European Union (EU) raises the question of how to shape their post-Brexit relations. The EU has developed various forms of external differentiated integration with neighbouring countries…
Bees & butterflies: Polish migrants' social anchoring, mobility and risks post-Brexit
The result of the Brexit referendum and subsequent uncertainty regarding its actual consequences, particularly for the EU citizens living in the UK, constitutes a major point of reference and a social risk for many Polish migrants.
Before and beyond Brexit: political dimensions of UK lifestyle migration
Lifestyle migration is a now-established subfield within the anthropology of migration, and interdisciplinary migration studies, usually justified by its extensive and increasing spread, globally. Yet, bar a few exceptions, the political behaviour of lifestyle migrants has been relatively neglected.
Belonging in Brexit Britain: Central and Eastern European 1.5 generation young people's experiences
In this paper, we examine the experiences of young people born in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) who are part of the 1.5 migrant generation living in “Brexit Britain.” We focus on two key themes: (a) young people's feelings of belonging to Britain, their countries of birth and Europe…
Between disruptions and connections: “New” European Union migrants in the United Kingdom before and after the Brexit
This paper examines the pre- and post-Brexit experiences and perspectives of migrants from three “new” European Union (EU) countries-Latvia, Poland, and Slovakia-who are living and working or studying in the London area. Deploying the key concepts of power-geometry and relational space…
Between Neo-nationalizing Russia and Brexit Britain: The Dilemmas of Russian Migrants’ Political Mobilizations
The article analyses the evolution, during the 2000s and 2010s, of civic engagement and political mobilization of post-Soviet Russian-speaking migrants living in the UK, and highlights the importance of these migrants' inherently transnational position in-between several polities.
Between the devil and the deep blue sea: Vulnerable EU citizens cast adrift in the UK post-Brexit
Both the UK Government and the EU negotiating team have let down vast numbers of EU citizens in the UK. The creation of continuing EU responsibilities in a newly ex-Member State, for EU citizens who exercised their EU free movement rights before withdrawal, is an unprecedented challenge.
Black men in Britain: An ethnographic portrait of the post-windrush generation
While extensive attention has been paid to black youth, adult black British men are a notable omission in academic literature. This book is the first attempt to understand one of Britain’s hidden populations: The post-Windrush generation…
Blame and fear: Roma in the UK in a changing Europe
Anti-Gypsyism is not a new phenomenon. For centuries Roma have been blamed and feared; their social identities constructed to fulfil a function to be the visible `other'. The Brexit debate offered fertile, but well-trodden, ground for negative discourse. Gypsies, Travellers and Roma (GTR)…
Bordering two unions: Northern Ireland and brexit
How does Brexit change Northern Ireland's system of government? Could it unravel crucial parts of Northern Ireland's peace process? What are the wider implications of the arrangements for the Irish and UK constitutions? Northern Ireland presents some of the most difficult Brexit dilemmas.
'Borderless' Europe and Brexit: Young European migrant accounts of media uses and moralities
In this chapter, the author examines the experience of several young Europeans who were born in Latvia and moved to the UK, or continued moving back and forth between these two countries. She explores the accounts of young migrants living through a highly pertinent political event the UK…
Borders, mobility and belonging in the era of Brexitand Trump
Questions of migration and citizenship are at the heart of global political debate with Brexit and the election of Donald Trump having ripple effects around the world. Providing new insights into the politics of migration and citizenship in the UK and the US…
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 & free movement of workers
The essay examines the different workers' movement regimes envisaged after the United Kingdom leaves the EU, highlighting the difficulties and contradictions of UK choice. In the first part, the authors look at the position of EU nationals currently living and working in the UK…
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…
Brexit and article 50 teu: A constitutionalist reading
This article considers the constitutional requirements and implications of Article 50 TEU for the EU. It argues that it is essential to read Article 50 in light of the features of the Treaty of which it forms part together with its drafting context, that of the Convention on the Future of Europe…
Brexit and beyond: a Pandora's Box?
A fundamental challenge for addressing `Brexit and Beyond' is its multi-faceted and multi-dimensional nature. This is also reflected in the multitude of analytical accounts of its causes and potential outcomes. These accounts, however…
Brexit and Beyond: Transforming Mobility and Immobility
This Guest Editorial introduces a special issue entitled Brexit and Beyond: Transforming Mobility and Immobility. The unfolding story of Brexit provided the backdrop to a series of events, organised in 2018 and 2019…
Brexit and civic identity in the Republic of Cyprus
The article is based on the analysis of the current literature and interviews that has been taken by the author in April-May 2019, and focuses on existing issues of European citizenship in the Republic of Cyprus, that have arisen due to the exit of Britain from European Union, or Brexit.
Brexit and Corporate Citizenship
The UK's recent vote for Brexit has sparked a fierce debate over the implications for the rights of EU citizens living in the UK and UK citizens living in the rest of the EU. So far, however, there has been relatively little discussion of the implications of Brexit for legal persons - that is…
Brexit and European doctors' decisions to leave the United Kingdom: a qualitative analysis of free-text questionnaire comments
BackgroundQuantitative evidence suggests that Brexit has had a severe and negative impact on European doctors, with many medical staff leaving the UK. This study provides a detailed examination of European doctors' feelings towards Brexit, their intentions to leave the UK…
Brexit and its economic consequences
As the formal process of Brexit has already started, there is much uncertainty about Brexit's impacts on Britain's social, political and economic future. This paper examines the economic impact. After briefly discussing some significant EU treaties that serve as the background materials…
Brexit and its impact on the use and reimbursement of care by British insured citizens in the Czech Republic
UK leaving the EU will affect not only the Brits but also Czech healthcare providers who will face an intricate question how to provide healthcare services and how to report them to properly receive payment. There is a vital difference between “Withdrawal Agreement Brexit” and “no-deal Brexit”…
Brexit and Its Potential Effects on the German Labour Market
Brexit will undoubtedly affect the German labour market. Many German establishments produce for export to the United Kingdom (UK) and future trade barriers could reduce demand for their products and consequently, the labour demand of those establishments. On the labour supply side…
Brexit and new autochthonic politics of belonging
The outcome of the 2016 European Union membership referendum is re-shaping the United Kingdom's relationship with the EU through shifting geopolitical positioning(s) and the (re)…
Brexit and new perspectives of an unconventional way of Eurozone revival
In the aftermath of the UK referendum on June 23rd, 2016 that resulted in a sonorous negative decision regarding the willingness of the British people to remain in the EU, a significant number of alarming questions have emerged. Although Europe should have forged in crises, nowadays…
Brexit and Scots Law: Immigration and Citizenship
The effects of Brexit on the entry and residence rights of EU citizens in Scotland look set to be the same as those felt across the rest of the UK: they will be integrated into the UK’s national immigration system by some future date, which could depend on individual circumstances…
Brexit and social security of mobile persons
If one looks at the history of UK and EU relations, the UK Leave vote may not seem a surprise. Attempts were made by the EU to enable further membership of the UK. Despite the Leave vote “offers” to the UK might still be relevant for other Member States. Among the most intriguing questions are: