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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Contemporary Social Science

For a Special Issue on
People, Places and Policies Beyond Brexit

Manuscript deadline
13 January 2023

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Special Issue Editor(s)

David Bailey, Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, UK
[email protected]

Leslie Budd, The Open University Business School, The Open University, UK

David Hearne, Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, UK

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People, Places and Policies Beyond Brexit

Brexit might be done, but its political, economic and social reverberations continue. If ‘taking back control’ was meant to bring an opportunity to do things differently across a range of policy areas, post-Brexit reality is a rather mixed picture. There hasn’t been a ‘big bang’ of divergence. Some choices have indeed been made (think of immigration policy) while in other cases the UK struggles to decide where to go next (think of agricultural policy for example). And where the UK has started to diverge from EU policy, the implications will take years to unfold.

This special issue seeks to understand how Brexit has impacted in terms of people, places and policies and across different sectors, and how what has changed compares to what was promised. There are some areas where Brexit has meant that the UK has had to put in place new policies (such as trade and immigration). In other areas the UK kept large chunks of EU ‘retained law’ but has begun thinking about diverging (such as financial services and consumer protection).  Meanwhile impacts across sectors and regions are playing out differently.

Submissions are invited to this special issue of Contemporary Social Science on the multi-dimensional and multi-scalar nature of ‘Peoples. Places and Policies Beyond Brexit’. We encourage the submissions of original articles, both theoretical and empirical, that investigate and analyse from single disciplinary and multi-disciplinary perspectives on the following, but not exhaustive, topics:

  • Levelling Up, Regional Policy and Devolution
  • Trade and investment
  • Financial services
  • Industrial and sectoral scenarios, including the role of industrial policy
  • Agriculture, food and fisheries
  • Immigration
  • Subsidy control
  • Environment and Climate Change
  • Social policy and welfare reform
  • Digital, Data and IP
  • Education and Research

Submission Instructions

The Guest Editors David Bailey, Leslie Budd and David Hearne welcome submissions now. The Editors of this issue would be happy to review plans for papers in advance of their receipt.

For full instructions on submitting to the journal please see the Instructions for Authors page. Manuscripts should follow the journal instructions for online submission of papers. When submitting authors should indicate that they wish the manuscript to be reviewed for inclusion in the special issue. All papers will be peer reviewed.

For any queries contact David Bailey: [email protected]

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