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Rebordering Britain & Britons after Brexit

Mapping social science research on Brexit and migration

484 articles with source type Research article

United Kingdom immigration and emigration of oral and maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) specialists 2000-2020: how might Brexit impact on OMFS?
The United Kingdom left the European Union (EU) in January 2020. As it is unclear how many of the rights of OMFS surgeons to travel and work will remain after the transition period, we have reviewed how these rights have been used in the past.
University students' representations of Europe and self-identification as Europeans: a synthesis of qualitative evidence for future policy formulation
The current European context is characterised by the emergence of socio-political tensions that threaten to derail the cohesion objectives traditionally promoted by the authorities of the European Union. With EU citizenship in the shadow of Brexit…
Unsettled: Brexit and European Union nationals' sense of belonging
This article explores the dynamics of belonging of European Union (EU) nationals living in the United Kingdom (UK) in the context of UK's withdrawal from the EU.
Unsettling Events: Understanding Migrants' Responses to Geopolitical Transformative Episodes through a Life-Course Lens
Migration under the European Union's (EU) Freedom of Movement is constructed as temporary and circular, implying that migrants respond to changing circumstances by returning home or moving elsewhere. This construction underpins predictions of an exodus of EU migrants from the United Kingdom (UK)…
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…
What Could Have Been and May Yet Still Be: Brexit, the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and the Right to Have Rights
This article considers the pervading influence of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union for the UK following Brexit. The UK Government has been clear in its wish that the Charter have no influence in the UK after the UK's withdrawal from the European Union (EU). However…
What does Brexit mean for the UK social care workforce? Perspectives from the recruitment and retention frontline
The UK's departure from the European Union (Brexit) is likely to result in greater immigration and employment restrictions on European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) nationals within the United Kingdom. EU/EEA citizens constitute a significant proportion of the current social care workforce.
What Does Google Trends Tell Us about the Impact of Brexit on the Unemployment Rate in the UK?
Considering the debate related to the potential effects of Brexit on the UK economy, the aim of this paper is to assess the impact of Brexit on the monthly unemployment rate since the vote for the UK leave from the European Union.
What fresh hell? UK policies targeting homeless migrants for deportation after Brexit and Covid-19
Before Covid-19 around a quarter of the UK's rough sleeping population were non-UK nationals, with the proportion rising above half in some metropolitan areas.
What Have I Done to Deserve This?' Young Italian migrants in Britain narrate their reaction to brexit and plans for the future
The aim of this article is to describe the reactions of young Italian migrants in Britain to "Brexit", the 2016 referendum decision for the UK to leave the European Union. Brexit is seen as an historical moment of "rupture…
What will Happen to Race Equality Policy on the Brexit Archipelago? Multi-Level Governance, 'Sunk Costs' and the 'Mischief of Faction'
This article considers how one of the archipelago of contradictions' raised by Brexit is the prospect of unconventional policy change, in so far as it includes - amongst other options - 'returning' to prior conventions that were scaled up from the UK to the EU…
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 Had Their Cake and Ate It? Lessons from the UK's Withdrawal Process and its Impact on the Post-Brexit Trade Talks
This Article highlights the legal and procedural restrictions a Member States faces during its withdrawal from the EU and subsequent talks on a future trade relationship by analyzing the unprecedented case of the UK.
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…
Visual and Oral Narratives of Place and Belonging during Brexit
Using visual and oral approaches, this article presents new findings on the social construction of place and belonging in the aftermath of the UK's Brexit Referendum. Photographs by our British and non-British participants depict everyday life in a seaside town…
The making of irregular migration: post-Brexit mmigration policy and risk of labour exploitation
This article highlights the role states have in creating the conditions under which labour exploitation can occur. Specifically…
Labour migration policy post-Brexit: The contested meaning of regulation by old and new actors
The end of free movement of labour from the European Union represents an unprecedented form of re-regulation of the UK labour market. This study explores how old and new actors engage with the sphere of migration…
Nearly two years without the Overseas Registration Exam: what's next for internationally qualified dentists in the UK?
Due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, internationally qualified dentists have been negatively impacted. This is due to the suspension of the Overseas Registration Exam (ORE) with no confirmation of any future dates. Similarly…
Brexit, uncertainty, and migration decisions
We leverage the British Brexit referendum decision to leave the European Union, to demonstrate how changes in uncertainty about a country's future socio-political condition can impact migratory behaviour. Using official bilateral migration statistics…
Liberalizing Immigration Policies for the UK Agricultural Sector in the Post-Brexit Era
We investigate the effects of immigration policies on the UK agricultural sector under the new post-Brexit deal through a computable general equilibrium framework.
Policy, office, votes–and integrity. The British Conservative Party, Brexit, and immigration
While Europe’s so-called migration crisis is of fairly recent origin, some of the continent’s centre-right parties have been successfully politicising immigration for at least half a century. But that success and that politicisation can come at a heavy price–for the country, for the party…
The article analyses European cohesion from the perspective of integration policies employed by selected European states. The cases of the United Kingdom, Denmark, and Finland constituting the core of the analysis have been chosen due to Brexit (UK), rigidifying of integration practices after 2015…
'He wasn't nice to our country': Children's discourses about the 'glocalized' nature of political events in the Global North
The accessibility of new media combined with emerging patterns of migration are challenging current definitions of community as we see a shift from close-knit face-to-face interactions to more diverse 'glocalized' networks that defines community as a social rather than a spatial dimension.
(Legal) assistance in employment matters to low-paid EU migrant workers in the East of England
This paper explores the everyday lives of low-paid, low-skilled EU migrant workers living in and around Great Yarmouth in the East of England both pre- and post-Brexit. It considers the legal problems they face, especially around employment law, and how those problems may be resolved.
'The jobs all go to foreigners': a critical discourse analysis of the Labour Party's 'left-wing' case for immigration controls
This paper critically examines how senior figures in the UK Labour Party and wider labour movement discussed the topic of immigration in the immediate aftermath of the UK's vote to leave the European Union in 2016. Influenced by the Discourse Historical Approach…
Hong Kongers and the coloniality of British citizenship from decolonisation to 'Global Britain'
In this article, the author advances understandings of the coloniality of British citizenship through the close examination of the status of the people of Hong Kong in Britain's immigration and nationality legislation.
From the state of the art to new directions in researching what Brexit means for migration and migrants
What has Brexit meant for migration and migrants? How has the geopolitical repositioning of the UK in consequence of the UK's exit from the European Union (EU) impacted on the experiences of long-established migrant communities and newly arrived migrants?
The ambiguous lives of 'the other whites': Class and racialisation of Eastern European migrants in the UK
A body of recent literature has examined how migrants from Eastern European countries have been racialised in the UK both pre- and post-Brexit, and has explored the limits of their earlier assumed 'invisibility' owing to their perceived whiteness.
From expat mothers to migrant mothers: narratives of transformations, lost privileges and the ‘quieter’ everyday in Brexit Britain
Focusing on a key dimension of transnational family relations, this article explores the impact of uncertain migratory contexts and citizenship status on migrant mothering. Based on participant observations and semi-structured interviews with French migrant mothers living in Manchester…
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…
Emerging digital citizenship regimes: Pandemic, algorithmic, liquid, metropolitan, and stateless citizenships
This article develops a conceptual taxonomy of five emerging digital citizenship regimes: (i) the globalised and generalisable regime called pandemic citizenship that clarifies how post-COVID-19 datafication processes have amplified the emergence of four intertwined, non-mutually exclusive…
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: