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Rebordering Britain & Britons after Brexit

Mapping social science research on Brexit and migration

95 articles published 2021

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)…
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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…
Return migration in Spain: a minor topic in the studies on migration
A compendium on scientific production about Spanish return migration is presented with a double goal. In the first place, in order to promote this research topic due to that the return migration in Spain has been scarcely attended in the social analysis in comparison with others migratory phenomena…
Deporting EU national offenders from the UK after Brexit: Moving from a system that recognises individuals, to one that sees only offenders
Deportation is a core state practice for the management and control of time-served foreign national offenders. Post-Brexit law changes mean that EU national offenders in the UK will become subject to the same deportation rules which apply to non-EU national offenders.
Round table: Decolonising Irish history? Possibilities, challenges, practices
The nature of Ireland's place within the British Empire continues to attract significant public and scholarly attention. While historians of Ireland have long accepted the complexity of Ireland's imperial past as both colonised and coloniser…
London Calls? Discrimination of European Job Seekers in the Aftermath of the Brexit Referendum
The central question in this article is whether there was greater discrimination against European applicants in the labor market in those English regions where public opinion was more strongly in favor of Brexit. Using a field experiment conducted immediately after the Brexit Referendum…
'We Thought We Were Friends!': Franco-British Bilateral Diplomacy and the Shock of Brexit
The British vote to leave the European Union in 2016 shook the Franco-British bilateral relationship (FBBR) to its core and led to unexpected tensions, considering the depth of cooperation between the two countries in many fields, and their geography.
Evolution: Police Cooperation in the EU ... Positioning the UK: devolution!
Cooperation is key to policing and keeping mankind safe and secure; this includes protecting citizens from various crimes, including terrorist attacks. However, it is not an easy feat to always achieve - as is explained within this paper.
Supply chain networks, trade and the Brexit deal: a general equilibrium analysis
We develop a multi-country general equilibrium model featuring (i) migration flows across borders; (ii) explicit supply chain networks both across sectors and across countries; (iii) services sector with a significant role in both production and trade; and (iv) a separate banking sector.
'If we do not have the pickers, we do not have the industry' Rural UK under a Brexit shadow
A 2016 referendum in the United Kingdom narrowly voted for the country to leave the European Union, a decision labelled Brexit. This chapter explores some potential consequences of Brexit for the rural UK and its people under four headings. First, from an economic angle…
Pricing Immigration
Immigration is highly salient for voters in Europe and the USA and has generated considerable academic debate about the causes of preferences over immigration. This debate centers around the relative influences of sociotropic or personal economic considerations, as well as noneconomic threats.
At a time when the world is becoming more mobile, and migration levels are high, relatively limited attention has been paid to return migrants. Yet returners can play an important role in their homeland. In Scotland, with a sluggish population growth fuelled entirely by immigration…
Nations of bankers and Brexiteers? Nationalism and hidden money
This article examines the relationship between nationalistic mobilisations, hidden funds and undisclosed campaign contributions, commonly known as dark money.
Overview of recent cases before the Court of Justice of the European Union (March 2021-September 2021)
In O.D. and Others v INPS (C-350/20), the Court dealt with the refusal of the Italian authorities to grant childbirth and maternity allowances to third-country nationals falling within the scope of the Single Permit Directive. In CG (C-709/20)…
'The Vile Eastern European': Ideology of Deportability in the Brexit Media Discourse
Pre-Brexit media discourse in the UK focused extensively on the end of free movement, the governance of European mobility, and its relationship with state sovereignty. This article, methodologically anchored in Critical Discourse Analysis, discusses how the potential post-Brexit deportee…
The Anxiety of Political Uncertainty: Insights from the Brexit Vote
Anxiety is driven by cognitive uncertainty, and large political events can change levels of uncertainty in a nation's population, including among individuals in migrant groups.
Did Brexit Change EU Law?
This paper investigates whether the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union changed EU law. Brexit necessarily animated the law related to and produced by Article 50 TEU.
Brexit, Migration and European Integration Process
Migration issue which has been framed as a threat to national sovereignty within the discourse of "getting back the controls of the borders" and which has also been instrumentalized for political purposes by triggering concerns among the public…