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Political Modernity in the Postcolony: Some Reflections from India’s Adivasi Heartland

By Alf Gunvald Nilsen One of the foundational mythologies of sociological Eurocentrism pivots on the proposition that political modernity originated in the West. On this reading, the democratic nation-state, and institutions such as citizenship and civil society are purely Western achievements that only made their way southwards long after they had been consolidated in the […]

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Urban Citizenship as a Policy

By Henrik Lebuhn In recent years, “urban citizenship” has become a buzzword among immigrant rights activists and progressive policy makers in many European cities. As the Mayor of Palermo recently stated in an interview: ‘We welcome all migrants. If you ask me, how many refugees are living in Palermo, I won’t answer: 60.000 or 100.000. Instead […]

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Videocasts: the Sociology of Brexit

By Chris Moreh The referendum on the United Kingdom’s continued membership of the European Union is a political event of great social significance, yet sociological research has not engaged with the question in any depth. This seminar series attempts to fill this gap by ‘thinking sociologically’ about the observable and (un)expected consequences of a radically […]

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Migration and Citizenship: Evidence from two Referendums

Time: 12:00am – 12:00am, Friday 2nd September, 2016 Location: University of the West of Scotland, Paisley Campus This one-day seminar is organised around a keynote talk and several paper presentations adopting a comparative sociological perspective on two major referendums in the United Kingdom: the Scottish Independence Referendum and the Referendum on EU membership. The event will bring […]

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The legacy of Brexit: Mobility and Citizenship in Times of Uncertainty

Time: 9:00am – 6:00pm, Friday 31st March, 2017 Location: University of Southampton 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 Keynote speaker: George Szirtes (Poet and translator)Dr Bridget Byrne (The University of Manchester) Following the Brexit vote, the […]

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Do We Need to Talk About the Scottish Diaspora?

By Murray Stewart Leith and Duncan Sim When it comes to Scotland and England and the future relationship that is the UK Union, and the EU Union, there is a slight problem.  First the Scots were asked in 2014 if they wished to stay in the UK.  They did, by roughly 55-45%.  Then in 2016 […]

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Brexit, British Citizenship and Overseas Voting Rights

By Sue Collard It’s hard for die-hard ‘Remainers’ like myself to find anything positive to say about last year’s EU referendum and its lamentable result. But actually, one good outcome of this otherwise catastrophic travesty of democracy was that it triggered a realization amongst many Britons living abroad that leaving the homeland does not necessarily […]

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You Don’t Have Rights, You Use Them: Brexit and European Citizenship

By Kuba Jablonowski Shortly after the vote on Britain’s membership in the European Union I was invited to the recording of Gary Younge’s programme Eastern Europeans in Brexitland for BBC Radio 4 in Bristol. At that time #postreferendumracism was trending, and the talk about the anxiety felt by Europeans living in Britain started to reach the national media. Our […]

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(Un)Making Europe and the Brexit Conundrum

By Photini Vrikki For everyone interested in the ways in which capitalism, solidarities, and subjectivities have changed Europe, the European Sociological Association (ESA) conference in Athens in September 2017 offered the ideal venue to debate the making and unmaking of Europe after the financial crisis of 2008. In Athens, at the heart of the European […]

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