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By Robert Dingwall | Published: February 12, 2017
The UK science policy establishment has been remarkably sanguine in the face of its government’s plans for Brexit, argues Robert Dingwall.
By Daniel Nehring | Published: February 2, 2017
In the wake of the Brexit vote, our Daniel Nehring insists, academia’s arguments in favor of an open society have remained surprisingly weak.
By SAGE | Published: November 24, 2016
SAGE Publishing is providing free access to a range of academic research which engages directly with the Brexit referendum and its potential impacts or gives a background on the UK-EU relationship.
By Daniel Nehring | Published: November 2, 2016
With the increasing indications that Britain is growing colder to migrants in the wake of Brexit, Daniel Nehring asks what that means specifically for academics from the European Union in the UK.
By Academy of Social Sciences | Published: September 22, 2016
Addressing the consequences of the “prolonged period of uncertainty” in the three months since the Brexit vote, the Academy of Social Sciences and Campaign for Social Science recommend immediate steps the government should take to support UK science and ensure the “long-term health of research is kept to the fore” during the negotiation process.
By Robert Dingwall | Published: July 22, 2016
As Ian McBride has commented in The Guardian, one of the strange features of Britain’s EU referendum is the resignation with which the losers have accepted the outcome. 16 million voters – 48 per cent of those participating – voted to Remain. Their voices have been completely silenced by the national media and political elite. […]
Multiplying Social Divisions: The Psychology of Us, Them and Rivalrous Cohesion Following the EU Referendum
By Dominic Abrams and Giovanni A. Travaglino | Published: July 14, 2016
As well as beginning the long and painful divorce with the European Union, Dominic Abrams and Giovanni A. Travaglino say about Brexit, the United Kingdom is also entering a social space with very different, and very worrying, future dominated by what they term 'rivalrous cohesion.'
By David Walker | Published: July 8, 2016
The UK’s referendum on remaining in the European Union or leaving it generated an avalanche of campaign information, including hundreds of interventions by social scientists. David Walker casts a sceptical eye over the experience, asking whether the wafer-thin majority for Leave signals a failure of social scientists input.
By Robert Dingwall | Published: June 29, 2016
The result of the second UK referendum on membership of the European Union appeared immediately as a tragedy, says Robert Dingwall. It has rapidly degenerated into a farce, which may yet have tragic consequences.
By Daniel Nehring | Published: June 27, 2016
Public conversations about Britain’s EU membership could have involved wide-ranging discussions of British and European politics, economics and society, argues our Daniel Nehring. They did not. Instead, they were dominated by oversimplifications, stereotypes and lies.
By Academy of Social Sciences | Published: June 24, 2016
in the wake of the leavers winning the Brexit vote, the British Academy of Social Sciences predicts uncertainty for the social science community, 'with implications for research funding, international collaboration, freedom of movement, and capacity building.’
By Nick Chater | Published: June 21, 2016
Imagine a crystal ball that could provide us with graphs of levels of house prices, migration, the value of the pound, or the number of EU laws, from now into the far future, suggests Nick Chater about the results of the Brexit vote. He suspects this crystal ball would not help many voters come to any firm conclusions.