Evidence from two referendums

Migration and citizenship: evidence from two referendums

Part of the Sociological Review Research Seminar Series A sociology of ‘Brexit’: citizenship, belonging and mobility in the context of the British referendum on EU membership

Funded by The Sociological Review Foundation

Friday, 2nd September 2016 

University of the West of Scotland, Paisley, McLean Building, Room D141 (Map below)

Keynote speaker: Professor Jo Shaw (University of Edinburgh)

This one-day seminar was organised around a keynote talk and paper presentations adopting a comparative sociological perspective on two recent referendums in the United Kingdom: the Scottish Independence Referendum and the Referendum on EU membership. The event brought together research examining the observable and expected consequences of the two referendums on diverse forms of citizenship (national, sub-national and transnational) and mobility.

Presentations and discussions centred on the following topics:

  • The experiences of the ‘Brexit’ and the Scottish Independence Referendum and its effect on EU migrants resident in Scotland;
  • Sentiments of regional (versus national) belonging among Scotland’s population (including EU migrants) in the context of the Independence Referendum and the EU Referendum;
  • The experiences of national, sub-national and transnational citizenship among Scotland’s diverse population (including EU migrants) in the context of the Independence Referendum and the EU Referendum
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