External event: Migration and citizenship – evidence from two referendums


The two recent referendums in the United Kingdom: the Scottish Independence Referendum and the Referendum on EU membership (Brexit) are of great social significance, yet sociological research has not engaged with the question in any depth.

This one-day seminar attempts to fill this gap by debating the observable and expected consequences of a radically changed relationship between Scotland, the UK, and the EU. In particular, the event brings together research examining the observable and expected consequences of the two referendums on diverse forms of citizenship (national, sub-national and transnational) and mobility.

Professor Jo Shaw (University of Edinburgh)