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An ‘undeliberate determinacy’? The changing migration strategies of Polish migrants in the UK in times of Brexit

An ‘undeliberate determinacy’? The changing migration strategies of Polish migrants in the UK in times of Brexit
An ‘undeliberate determinacy’? The changing migration strategies of Polish migrants in the UK in times of Brexit
In this paper we investigate the changes in Polish migrants’ so-called habitus of ‘deliberate indeterminacy’ as consequence of the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union. The paper reformulates classical questions regarding migrants’ plans to remain in the host country or to leave, in a ‘rights-based’ framework, where we consider migrants attitudes towards ‘civic integration’ measures such as permanent residence and naturalisation. Based on the quantitative analysis of original survey data we investigate the factors behind Polish migrants’ migration strategies, and we argue that basic socioeconomic and demographic factors are inadequate, on their own terms, to explain future migration and civic integration plans. Instead, we find that aspects such as interest in and awareness of one’s rights, as well as anxieties about the future are stronger determinants.
Polish migrants, Brexit, UK
1369-183X
2109-2130
Mcghee, Derek
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Moreh, Chris
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Vlachantoni, Athina
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Mcghee, Derek
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Moreh, Chris
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Vlachantoni, Athina
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Mcghee, Derek, Moreh, Chris and Vlachantoni, Athina (2017) An ‘undeliberate determinacy’? The changing migration strategies of Polish migrants in the UK in times of Brexit. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 43 (13), 2109-2130. (doi:10.1080/1369183X.2017.1299622).

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In this paper we investigate the changes in Polish migrants’ so-called habitus of ‘deliberate indeterminacy’ as consequence of the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union. The paper reformulates classical questions regarding migrants’ plans to remain in the host country or to leave, in a ‘rights-based’ framework, where we consider migrants attitudes towards ‘civic integration’ measures such as permanent residence and naturalisation. Based on the quantitative analysis of original survey data we investigate the factors behind Polish migrants’ migration strategies, and we argue that basic socioeconomic and demographic factors are inadequate, on their own terms, to explain future migration and civic integration plans. Instead, we find that aspects such as interest in and awareness of one’s rights, as well as anxieties about the future are stronger determinants.

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Submitted date: 3 January 2017
Accepted/In Press date: 21 February 2017
e-pub ahead of print date: 8 March 2017
Keywords: Polish migrants, Brexit, UK
Organisations: Social Statistics & Demography, Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology, Gerontology

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Local EPrints ID: 405832
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/405832
ISSN: 1369-183X
PURE UUID: caad3b5a-3574-4c45-b9b8-c0465b70d8eb
ORCID for Derek Mcghee: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3226-6300
ORCID for Chris Moreh: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7739-1455
ORCID for Athina Vlachantoni: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1539-3057

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Date deposited: 18 Feb 2017 00:19
Last modified: 28 Apr 2022 05:01

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Author: Derek Mcghee ORCID iD
Author: Chris Moreh ORCID iD

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