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Rebordering Britain & Britons after Brexit

Mapping social science research on Brexit and migration

342 articles with source type Research article

Loss and Assimilation: Lived Experiences of Brexit for British Citizens Living in Luxembourg
Inconsistent political realities are associated with mental health issues such as hopelessness, anxiety, and depression. The psychological impact of Brexit is clearly an important and timely issue, but hitherto has been understudied.
Lost in the noise? Narrative (re)presentation of higher education and research during the Brexit process in the UK
The article investigates how the considerations on higher education and research have been narratively represented in a public domain in the process of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union.
Low-Skilled Employment in a New Immigration Regime: Challenges and Opportunities for Business Transitions
In an era of free movement UK employers have had ready access to a supply of labour from the European Union to fill low-skilled jobs. This has enabled them to adopt business models, operating within broader supply chains…
Making sense of Brexit losses: An in-depth review of macroeconomic studies
Almost all economic assessments of Brexit conclude that there would be significant losses for both the UK and the EU. This paper examines the driving forces behind these results.
Making the Most of the EU Internal Mobility - Romanian Citizens'Migration to the UK in the context of Brexit, a Race Against Time
This exploratory study looks at the post-Brexit Referendum Romanian migration to the UK and analyses it as an outstanding case, in contrast to its overall umbrella EU27 migration, which is declining.
Marching for Europe? Enacting European citizenship as justice during Brexit
This article examines pro-European mobilisation in the United Kingdom following the European Union (EU) referendum. It develops a framework that combines Isin's 'acts of citizenship' with Nancy Fraser's three dimensions of justice - redistribution…
Maritime migration, Brexit and the future of European borders anthropological previews
Since the start of this decade external borders of the European Union have increasingly become sites of hardship, uncertainty, danger and death as hundreds of thousands of people every year attempt to enter Europe to escape war and poverty in North and Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East.
Methodological nationalism and the Northern Ireland blind-spot in ethnic and racial studies
Northern Ireland (NI) has been one of the central issues in Brexit. Yet, it barely featured in the discussions in the run up to the EU Referendum in 2016. This blind-spot regarding NI has been a long-standing feature of social science research on the UK. This article examines the NI blind-spot…
Mice or Horses? British Citizens in the EU 27 after Brexit as "Former EU Citizens"
This contribution examines the situation of British citizens who are living in the EU 27 at the Brexit date; it challenges the assumption that those UK citizens can be treated as third-country nationals (albeit very privileged ones, should a Withdrawal Agreement enter into force). Instead…
Microsimulations of demographic changes in England and Wales under different EU referendum scenarios
We perform stochastic microsimulations of the dynamics of England and Wales population after the British referendum on EU membership, considering different possible outcomes. Employing available survey data, we model the demographics of the region over the next generation, as shaped by births…
Migrant Capitals: Proposing a Multi-Level Spatio-Temporal Analytical Framework
This article explores how migrants utilize and access different forms of capital. Using a Bourdieusian approach to capital, we focus on how migrants' temporal and spatial journeys are shaped by and in turn shape their opportunities to mobilize resources and convert them into capitals.
Migrant Experiences of Conviviality in the Context of Brexit: Polish Migrant Women in Manchester
This paper explores how people live together in different places in the context of Brexit. This issue seems more relevant than ever due to the continued attention being paid to immigration…
Migrant Home Care Workers in the UK: a Scoping Review of Outcomes and Sustainability and Implications in the Context of Brexit
Migrant care workers play a significant role in meeting the escalating demand for social care in the UK. Workforce shortages create opportunities for new migrants to enter the social care workforce.
Migrant labour in London's hospitality: Ethnographic reflections on subjectivity, transiency and collective action after a decade
This paper reflects on the findings and methodology of an ethnographic research study on precarious migrant workers in London's hospitality sector between 2007 and 2011. The research drew from the tradition of Unbounded Ethnography in order to study migrant workers' everyday practices…
Migrant labour in the UK's post-Brexit agri-food system: Ambiguities, contradictions and precarities
Pressure from global retailers to reduce food costs has altered downstream agri-food work regimes, with many food producers having adopted more flexible modes of working and employed migrant labour from lower income countries. Since the expansion of the European Union (EU) in 2004…
Migrants' Role in Enhancing the Economic Development of Host Countries: Empirical Evidence from Europe
This research examines several modellers of immigration flows deployed within the European Union (EU), as well as their economic consequences upon the most targeted ten migrant receiving countries.
Migration and Differential Labour Market Participation: Theoretical Directions, Recurring Themes, Implications of Brexit and Areas for Future Research
Extensive research in a number of disciplines, including economics, social policy, sociology, geography and management have been undertaken relating to migrant participation in the labour market. Given the highly topical nature of migrant employment in Western Europe and the US…
Migration decisions in the face of upheaval: An experimental approach
The analysis of migration under conditions of potential economic and political upheaval is challenging because these undermine the institutional framework that underpins existing migration trajectories. Therefore…
Migration Determinants and Potential Impact of Brexit on Migration from the CEE Countries to the UK
The aim of this study is to identify the determinants of migration from the selected Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries to the UK and to measure the potential effects of Brexit on the migration from these states. The inclusion of CEE countries (Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Romania…
Migration uncertainty in the context of Brexit: resource conservation tactics
The Brexit referendum has led to uncertainty, which has threatened EU migrants' resources, including their rights to reside, to run a business or access welfare. Cross-national political and legal resources that include citizenship rights can enable migrants' access to health care, pensions…
Migration, Internal Security and the UK's EU Membership
A key part of the debate about the UK's membership of the EU is concern about levels of migration and the impact upon security. This paper assesses how much impact EU membership has on each of these issues, and examines the likely impact of leaving the EU in each of these areas.
Mitigating the hostile environment: the role of the workplace in EU migrant experience of Brexit
The rejection of free movement embodied in the 2016 Referendum vote created tremendous uncertainty regarding the immediate and future legal rights of EU nationals living in the UK. Drawing on interviews with EU staff and management at three universities…
Mobile Work, Veterinary Subjectivity and Brexit: Veterinary Surgeons' Migration to the UK
This article extends studies of `global work' by considering the mobility of veterinary surgeons in the global countryside. The article develops the concept of `disease ecology':
Mobility for Me but Not for Others: The Contradictory Cosmopolitan Practices of Contemporary White British Youth
This article seeks to problematise the perception that young people are committed cosmopolitans by highlighting some of the contradictory and contingent practices that young White British youth engage in. To do so…
Moral Expressions in 280 Characters or Less: An Analysis of Politician Tweets Following the 2016 Brexit Referendum Vote
Ideas about morality are deeply entrenched into political opinions. This article examines the online communication of British parliamentarians from May 2017-December 2019, following the 2016 referendum that resulted in Britain's exit (Brexit) from the European Union.
Moral regulation and a good moral panic: UK Polish migrant workers and the 2016 EU Referendum
The UK 2016 EU Referendum has introduced a period of uncertainty for both the indigenous population and for non-British citizens. This uncertainty is considered within a framework of the recent revisions in the sociology of moral panics through an analysis of interviews with Polish migrant workers.
Motivational orientations and organizational citizenship behaviors: The moderator role of perceived discrimination in the brexit context
The current study aims to explain how motivational orientations influence organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) through organizational identification considering the moderator effect of perceived discrimination. A sample of 286 Spanish immigrants in the United Kingdom was included.
Movement of Natural Persons in the Agreement for the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union
The withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU is an important political and legal challenge. Among the many issues it has raised, those related to mobility and residence of citizens and their families are of utmost importance. Even though UK nationals are no longer Union citizens…
Native-migrant labour substitution by industry and wage effects: evidence from the UK
Unlike previous studies, we estimate the native-migrant substitution elasticity (NME) differentiated by sector. To do so…
Neither hard nor soft but racist? The Good Friday Agreement and the Irish border after Brexit
This is an edited version of a talk given by a human rights activist from Belfast on 26 June 2017 at a seminar, held at IRR, to discuss the implications of 'Brexit' on the Good Friday Agreement and the UK-Ireland Common Travel Area.
New Scots? Eastern European Young People's Feelings of Belonging and National Identity in Scotland Post-Brexit
This article examines the impact of Brexit on young people aged 12-18 who had moved to Scotland from Central and Eastern Europe. It draws on empirical data collected with over 250 young people who contributed to an online survey and focus groups between 2016-2018…
Nordic Ties and British Lives? Migrant Capital and the Case of Nordic Migrants Living in London
As a hub of finance, art, design and science, the city of London has long attracted migrants interested in study and career opportunities or simply excited about living in an open, global city. Over the last few decades…
Nursing emigration in the United Kingdom: A qualitative exploration of the Spanish nursing community
Aim: To understand and describe the experiences and perceptions of migrant Spanish nurses working in the UK. Design: Online survey with open-ended questions. Methods: A total of 371 participants were recruited from online groups related to Spanish nurses working in the UK. Results:
Off EU Go? Brexit, the UK Labour Market and Immigration
Immigration remains a highly antagonistic issue and its purported effects in the labour market are still contestable. Against this background, the UK looks set to undertake a large overhaul of its immigration policy following the decision to leave the EU. To try to inform the debate…
On Europe, Immigration and Inequality: Brexit as a 'Wicked Problem'
In this paper I attempt a novel interpretation of Brexit as a `wicked problem'. Wicked problems are those which are unique and complex, full of internal contradictions, and defy solution, instead only creating other problems. After reviewing the lead-up to the 2016 Brexit referendum…
Once again: Plural nationality
Plural nationality is as normal as single nationality, and it is accepted as inevitable by more and more states. It is the natural result of the existence of states and the vast and overlapping diversity of criteria for attribution of nationality.