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Rebordering Britain & Britons after Brexit

Mapping social science research on Brexit and migration

342 articles with source type Research article

The impacts of international migration on the UK's ethnic populations
The United Kingdom faces demographic uncertainty, as negotiations for leaving the European Union (Brexit) proceed. Brexit has implications for international migration into and out of the UK, dependent on future immigration policy and on how attractive the UK will be as a labour market.
The Janus face of precarity - Securitisation of Roma mobility in the UK
Technological developments and the free movement of people within the EU have enabled Member States to implement new geopolitical control measures to increase migration control and social sorting of undesired migrant groups. As part of a securitisation process…
The organizational implications of Brexit
This point-of-view article examines the organizational implications of the UK's exit from the European Union (Brexit). We identify the effects of Brexit on firms' transaction costs in cross-border trade within Europe and highlight the importance of EU residency to secure licenses to operate.
The Other Side of Belonging
It is generally accepted that all humans have a profound need to belong and that a sense of 'belonging together' is a prerequisite for creating political communities.
The 'Person of Northern Ireland': A Vestigial Form of EU Citizenship?
Northern Ireland - United Kingdom - Republic of Ireland - Divergent development of Irish and British nationality law - Citizenship of the European Union - Good Friday Agreement - Brexit - Emma DeSouza - Family unity as a source of constitutional conflict - Reverse discrimination - Cross-border…
The politics of embedding and the right to remain in post-Brexit Britain
The European Union membership referendum (i.e. the Brexit referendum) in the United Kingdom in 2016 triggered a process of introspection among non-British European Union citizens with respect to their right to remain in the United Kingdom, including their right to entry, permanent residence…
The portability of social rights of the United Kingdom with the European Union: Facts, issues, and prospects
The portability of social benefits - such as the state pension, child allowances and unemployment benefits - for international migrants is regulated by social security agreements concluded between countries or at supra-national level, such as within the European Economic Area (EEA).
The potential impact of Brexit and immigration policies on the GP workforce in England: a cross-sectional observational study of GP qualification region and the characteristics of the areas and population they served in September 2016
Background: The UK is dependent on international doctors, with a greater proportion of non-UK qualified doctors working in its universal health care system than in any other European country, except Ireland and Norway.
The promise and resilience of multilingualism: language ideologies and practices of Polish-speaking migrants in the UK post the Brexit vote
This article aims to examine how sociopolitical changes impact language ideology and linguistic practices within transnational multilingual families with a particular focus on families with ties to Poland in post-EU-referendum Britain.
The quintessentially democratic act? Democracy, political community and citizenship in and after the UK's EU referendum of June 2016
On 23 June 2016, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, by a rather small majority. Although much about the future relations between the EU and the UK remains uncertain, it is already possible to explore in more detail the issues of democracy…
The Repercussions of Brexit for CARICOM’s Cohesion
Britain’s decision to leave the European Union has sent shockwaves not just within Europe but across the globe. In the Caribbean, it has heightened uncertainty about the Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM) ability to survive its own fissures…
The Return of Citizenship? An Empirical Assessment of Legal Integration in Times of Radical Sociolegal Transformation
Intra-EU migrants have traditionally faced few pressures or incentives to formalize their “permanent” residence or to naturalize in their EU host countries. Focusing on the United Kingdom and combining an analysis of secondary administrative data and primary online survey data (N = 1,413)…
The Rights of Citizens under the Withdrawal Agreement: A Critical Analysis
Part II of the Withdrawal Agreement provides for the rights of UK/EU citizens resident in the EU/UK by the end of the transitional period (Brexit citizens).
The road to the economics of Brexit: A new direction in economic research
Brexit became an important subject not only for academics but also for international institutions, research centers and consultancy companies, think tanks and independent experts. The aim of this article is to: (1) provide a general approach of the literature; (2)…
The Role of Migration Policies in the Attraction and Retention of International Talent: The Case of Indian Researchers
Governments are increasingly implementing policies aimed at attracting or retaining highly skilled migrants. While a growing number of studies examine the effectiveness of these efforts, the actual mechanisms through which migration policies may operate have not been questioned.
The Rule of Law and Access to the Courts for EU Migrants
The ability of workers generally to enforce their labour rights in the UK has been a matter of ongoing discussion over a number of years. However, the dominance of the topic of immigration in the Brexit debates, along with questions surrounding the need for, and position of…
The social rights of citizens of the European Union and the United Kingdom. Free circulation of workers and social security after Brexit
This article analyzes the impact of the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Brexit) on the social rights of European citizens. In particular…
The tactics and strategies of naturalisation: UK and EU27 citizens in the context of Brexit
Using in-depth interviews with British citizens in Belgium, British citizens in the UK who have explored applying for another citizenship and EU27 citizens in the UK, I explore how Brexit impacts decisions among the three groups on whether to apply for naturalisation.
The twofold approach to children's freedom of movement rights under European Law: Can 'children's equilibrium' guide the interpretation of the post-brexit rights of UK children residing in the EU?
The United Kingdom's decision to leave the EU is causing a strong political, legal and, last but not least, social turmoil. Arguably, the impact is even greater for children who are growing up as part of the Union, and belong to families of mixed nationalities…
The UK and the EU: prospects for future cooperation
The article is dedicated to study of the prospects of cooperation between the European Union and the UK after it leaves the EU. The article analyzes the positions and proposals of the parties in the negotiation, their compatibility and compliance with each other.
The UK's hostile environment: Deputising immigration control
In 2012, Home Secretary Theresa May told a newspaper that she wanted to create a `really hostile environment' for irregular migrants in the UK. Although the phrase has since mutated to refer to generalised state-led marginalisation of immigrants…
The unexpected place: Brexit referendum and the disruptions to translocal place-making among Finns in the UK
As EU citizens and a `middling' migrant group in the UK, Finns have been able to exercise a relatively limitless existence in Britain. However, this freedom became threatened after the Brexit referendum. Through a digital ethnographic approach…
The value of European immigration for high-level UK research and clinical care: cross-sectional study
Objective The UK's impending departure ('Brexit') from the European Union may lead to restrictions on the immigration of scientists and medical personnel to the UK. We examined how many senior scientists and clinicians were from other countries, particularly from Europe, in two time periods.
The welfare impact of migration with endogenous cross-border movement: An application to the European Union
In this paper, I examine the welfare impact of migration in a general equilibrium model with endogenous worker location choice. My framework incorporates labor productivity differences across countries, worker heterogeneity in productivity across skill and nativity types…
Towards a new politics of migration?
This paper reconsiders Stephen Castle's classic paper Why Migration Policies Fail. Beginning with the so-called migration crisis of 2015 it considers the role of numbers is assessing success or failure. It argues that in the UK public debates about immigration changed with European Union (EU)…
Towards a UK trade policy post-Brexit: The beginning of a complex Journey
Trade has had a stunning return to the spotlight since the results of the Brexit referendum were announced. Hardly a day goes by without front-page news on how the United Kingdom (UK) is succeeding or failing in trade politics.
Try before you buy: a small business employer (SME) perspective of international student mobility in England
Attracting international students has become a strategic priority for UK immigration policy as well as for British universities. However…
Turning citizens into immigrants: state practices of welfare `cancellations' and document retention among EU nationals living in Glasgow
This article examines the everyday experiences of welfare provision among EU migrants living in Glasgow, demonstrating how the process of restricting the rights of EU citizens has occurred well before Brexit.
UK higher education and Brexit
This paper explores the threats that Brexit poses for the higher education sector. These threats are:
Uncanny Europe and Protective Europeanness: When European Identity Becomes a Queerly Viable Option
Europe has recently become closely associated with LGBTQ rights. It remains unclear, however, what is the role of this association in everyday European imaginations and identifications. Empirical research on European identity hardly ever discusses the role of LGBTQ rights.
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.
Uncertainties Generated during the Brexit Process among Highly Qualified Spanish Workers
This article aims to analyse the influence of Brexit on the decision to settle or return of these workers. To this end, we conducted a qualitative research through 38 in-depth interviews with Spanish migrants living in the UK some months before the actual exit from the EU.
Uncharted waters: The social and equality impacts of Brexit
This research provides an overview of the potential social impacts of Brexit on individuals and communities in Scotland. It complements economic analyses of Brexit, which tend to focus on impacts on businesses, the economy and GDP.
Unequal Europe, unequal Brexit: How intra-European inequalities shape the unfolding and framing of Brexit
This article argues that focusing on intra-European inequalities is key to a deeper understanding of the Brexit process, as the impacts of the Brexit process on core-periphery inequalities within Europe and on intra-European migrations remain under-researched topics. Focusing on sociology…
Union citizens’ rights against their own Member State after Brexit
The treatment by the United Kingdom of Union citizens remaining on its territory after Brexit and conversely that of UK nationals by EU27 Member States on theirs has given rise to much discussion and analysis. By contrast…