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EU citizens in the UK : an interpretive analysis of the organisational response of EU citizens to Brexit

Groenewold, T. (2020) EU citizens in the UK : an interpretive analysis of the organisational response of EU citizens to Brexit.

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Abstract:EU citizens living in the United Kingdom have experienced a degree of legal uncertainty after their future rights became unclear following the Brexit referendum of 2016. This paper has aimed at describing the legal uncertainty situation and the main concerns of EU citizens of living in a post-Brexit United Kingdom. Amid worries about their future status and rights, organisations have emerged that are actively seeking to improve the situation of EU citizens in the UK. This paper has investigated how by lobbying and providing legal advice, EU citizens have organised themselves to respond to Brexit. It has been found that via both inside and outside lobbying EU citizens are raising their voice in the organisational context of doing something about their uncertain situation. This paper has conducted an embedded case study with multiple units to accurately describe this phenomenon of EU citizens responding to a perceived decline in their rights by raising their voice through organisations seeking to challenge policy makers and the wider public to engage with the objectives of their citizen rights‘ campaign. Key words: Legal uncertainty, Brexit, citizen rights’, campaigning, advocacy, lobbying, EU citizens
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:70 social sciences in general, 85 business administration, organizational science, 88 social and public administration, 89 political science
Programme:European Studies MSc (69303)
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