Brexit and the voice of the people: but which people? The UACES Blog [weblog article, 5 February 2019]

Dustin, Moira, Ferreira, Nuno and Millns, Susan (2019) Brexit and the voice of the people: but which people? The UACES Blog [weblog article, 5 February 2019]. UACES, London.

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Abstract

Brexit has been debated and unpicked to exhaustion. Writing in February 2019, Brexit is beginning to feel like a bad soap opera whose scriptwriter has run out of ideas. The plot is going round in circles. And yet, most discussions revert one way or another to sovereignty, migration and economy – all with clear nationalistic and imperialistic overtones. Debates about people or ‘the people’ seem to be at the core of these discussion, especially when it comes to migration. All such debates are implicitly or explicitly about ‘us’ and ‘them’. This binary(ies) need challenging. What is also needed is a recognition of the multiple further intersections and subgroups within these binaries of groups of people.

Item Type: Other
Keywords: gender, queer, European Union, Brexit, social justice, equality, discrimination, sexual minorities, gender minorities, employment, family, children, race, ethnic minorities, women, LGBT+, disability, devolution, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Norway, defence, trade
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Subjects: H Social Sciences
J Political Science
K Law
K Law > K Law in General. Comparative and uniform Law. Jurisprudence
K Law > KD Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland
K Law > KD Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland > KD0051 England and Wales
K Law > KJ Europe
Depositing User: Nuno Ferreira
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2019 11:47
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2019 11:47
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/81795

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