Pietka-Nykaza, E and McGhee, D (2020) Complexities of Polish migrant's citizenship attributions in the context of Brexit and the Scottish Independence Referendums. Scottish Affairs, 29 (3). 386 - 402. ISSN 0966-0356

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This article focuses on the experiences of Scotland's largest foreign-born minority group, namely Poles, in the run-up to the Scottish Independence Referendum in 2014 and subsequently the UK's EU Referendum. Through exploring Polish migrant residents initial responses and experiences with regard to both referendums, this article (1) outlines perspectives on blurred and contested boundaries and formations of citizenships and (2) the implications of complex and changing relations between citizenship attributions (e.g. political participation, legal status of citizenship and sense of belonging) on the process of citizenship formation. This article therefore offers a greater understanding of the transformation of traditional state-centric concepts of citizenship rights into the shifting borders and character of citizenship formation during the times of political uncertainties.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The final version of this article and all relevant information can be found online at; https://www.euppublishing.com/doi/10.3366/scot.2020.0330
Uncontrolled Keywords: citizenship; settlement; sense of belonging; political participation; Polish migrants
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social, Political and Global Studies
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2020 08:19
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2021 01:30
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/8703

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