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Rebordering Britain & Britons after Brexit

Mapping social science research on Brexit and migration

51 articles with source type Book chapter

A constitutional eyesore after Brexit: EU citizenship and British nationality
In this chapter I explore what happens to British nationals after Brexit in relation to EU citizenship. Some Union citizens will lose their “fundamental status” in 2019: all British nationals of exclusively British nationality.
A Sudden Loss of Rights
This chapter presents the problem of legal uncertainty afflicting second country nationals in the UK and British citizens turning from expats to post-European third country nationals.
Access to Social Protection by Immigrants, Emigrants and Resident Nationals in the UK
Immigration policies and immigrants’ rights to social protection in the UK have evolved dramatically over the past few decades, due to changing immigration flows, the UK’s membership of the European Union (EU) and participation in the European Single Market…
All quiet on the Brexit front? UK civil society before and after the UK’s referendum on membership of the EU
The UK’s exit from the European Union (EU) raises many questions and fears about the future shape of European politics and the rise of right-wing populism across the Union. The roles and deeds of political parties…
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).
'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…
Brexit and the EU internal market
The chapter considers Brexit and the EU internal market. Barnard emphasizes the role that the UK played in creating the EU internal market and examines the view that its four freedoms-free movement of goods, services, capital, and people-are indivisible.
Brexit, European union law and free movement: Situation of Turkish citizens living in the UK
It is generally accepted by most people that "ambiguity" is one of the fundamental concepts that gained prominence in political, sociological and legal fields as a result of UK's intention to withdraw from the European Union (EU), commonly known as Brexit.
Brexit, 'Immigration' and Anti-Discrimination
This chapter sketches some of the key political science sources on the European Union (EU) referendum. It shows how these works have in effect uncritically confirmed and reproduced a reading of EU immigration and Brexit uncomfortably close to the one promoted by the United Kingdom (UK)…
British Culture Wars? Brexit and the Future Politics of Immigration and Ethnic Diversity
We will discuss in turn the divides over immigration and over ethnic diversity, and how they may develop in post-Brexit Britain. We foresee that both will play a role, but while immigration has long been recognised as politically potent…
Brokering Britain, Educating Citizens: An Introduction
On the morning of 24 June 2016, the day after the referendum known popularly as Brexit, people in the United Kingdom woke to the news that, albeit by a fairly small majority, the electorate had voted in favour of leaving the European Union. In the days and weeks which followed…
Can Rights Be Frozen?
This chapter focuses on the intension of Union citizenship by asking if rights can be frozen. In particular, we look at the extra-negotiational legal resources available for freezing rights of the people involved. Can rights be frozen? Which rights? Whose rights? Under what conditions? For how long?
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 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.
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)…
Europe-African relations in the era of uncertainty
Argues that the events of 2016, especially Brexit, the crisis of confidence around regional integration in Europe, the controversial economic partnership agreements (EPAs), the cutting of EU funding to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM)…
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.
European Union Between the Big Bang and the Big Crunch
As the European Union (EU) has been shaken by various challenges such as the economic and immigration crises, Euroscepticism, Brexit, the raise of extremist parties, we consider timely a short overview on the political, social, and economic contexts that lead to the creation of the EU…
Immigration and the UK-EU relationship
This chapter examines the history of free movement within the EU, and in particular the origins and impact of the decision to allow immediate access to the labour market for workers from the new Member States in 2004.
Impact of the article 50 of TEU on migration of the EU workers in case of brexit
BREXIT has created a new situation in the field on free movement of workers within the EU. It was the change introduced by Lisbon Treaty that gives the EU Member States the right to exit from the European Union. On 29 March 2017…
This chapter introduces this edited volume of essays on the economics of the UK-EU relationship. The following chapters cover the UK economic growth performance in an European context, the relationship between EU membership and Mrs Thatcher reforms in driving the British economic renewal…
Legal uncertainty, distrust and injustice in post-Brexit asylum cooperation
The chapter discusses the injustice generated in the context of cooperation in asylum matters due to the growing distrust towards the United Kingdom (UK). Injustice, here, is framed in relation to mutual trust which is a prerequisite for cooperation.
Locating Brexit in the Pragmatics of Race, Citizenship and Empire
The UK referendum on continued membership of the European Union (EU), which produced a victory for the leave campaign, was less a debate on the pros and cons of membership than a proxy for discussions about race and migration, specifically, who belonged and had rights (or should have rights)…
On Brexit Worries: Migration and remittance landscapes in Timor-Leste
This chapter explores the characteristics and impacts of the unexpected and spontaneous East Timorese labour migration flow to Western Europe. It focuses on Fataluku migrants and their households of origin in Dili and home district of Lautem.
Post-Brexit models and migration policies: Possible citizenship and welfare implications for EU nationals in the UK
Immigration from the European Union (EU) to Britain and the assumption of ‘benefit tourism’ were some of the driving factors behind the Leave vote in the Brexit Referendum. Amid the uncertainty and complexity of Brexit…
Refugee fictions: Brexit and the maintenance of borders in the European union
This chapter examines the key cultural issue that defined the 2016 EU referendum: immigration. By analysing short stories concerning the Syrian refugee crisis…
Refugees, Migrants, Windrush and Brexit
Immigration famously emerged as one of the more compelling factors influencing the Brexit vote, and Yasmin Khan looks at how this has played into the wider politics of ethnic diversity in Britain, feeding directly into the divisive ‘Windrush’ scandal of the spring of 2018.
Reinventing the nation: Black and Asian British representations
This chapter explores the reinvention of the nation in black and Asian British writing since the late twentieth century. It situates this task in relation to two contrary influences that continue to influence the imagining of Britain at large:
Social transnationalism in an unsettled continent
Introducing the collection and the EUCROSS survey on which it is based, the chapter argues for a distinct focus on growing social transnationalism in Europe, despite the widespread gloom about the political fortune of the European Union. Everyday cross-border practices, both physical and virtual…
The Impact of Brexit on Gender and Asylum Law in the UK
The UK Government has remained silent regarding the envisaged system of international protection for refugees in the UK after the UK leaves the European Union (EU). In this context…
The New European Migration Laboratory: East Europeans in West European Cities
The IMAGINATION project and its varied outputs represent the fruition of a research agenda that ought to be substantially shifting the mainstream paradigm of research on international migration. The new European migrations heralded by European economic integration…
The position of EU citizens in the UK and of the UK citizens in the EU27 Post-Brexit: Between law and political constitutionalism
The chapter discusses the position of the EU citizens in the UK and of the UK citizens in the remaining Member States of the EU after the exit of the UK from the EU. These two groups jointly are approximately 5 million people. This means, on the one hand…
The scope and specificity of economic relations between the EU and the United Kingdom in brexit case
The scientific research problem was formulated: how to explain controversial UK position regarding the membership in the EU? The aim of the study is to prognosticate the future of economic international relations between the EU and the UK in Brexit case.
The Vulnerable, the Dependant and the Scrounger: Intersectional Reflections on Disability, Care, Health and Migration in the Brexit Project
The NHS, medical tourism and benefit abuse played a central role in the referendum vote. Nonetheless, the (anticipated) impact of the UK’s exit on the experience of disability, health and care are marginalised in analyses of and policies on Brexit.