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The Tragedy of Brexit: Pro-European Mobilisation After the Referendum

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A new blog post from the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) discusses pro-EU mobilisation, and a study to understand the changing expectations and identities of those who feel personally affected by the decision to leave the EU, who feel misrepresented and excluded from popular constructions of the "British people".
Date:
12 July 2017

The quest for home of European Somali families in Britain

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Researcher Ozlem Young examines the impact of Brexit on Somalian Muslim families in the UK, who fled their war-torn homeland in the 1990s for safety in other European countries, subsequently settling in Britain. This is part of the Eurochildren research project led by the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) here at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
10 July 2017

The University of Birmingham part of new research network to identify solutions to UK social care crisis

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A new research project including researchers from the School of Social Policy here at the University of Birmingham will examine potential sustainable solutions to the ongoing crisis within the UK's social care system.
Date:
30 June 2017

'Oh Lord Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood': 'Mayism' and Social Care for Older People

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Robert M Page, Reader in Democratic Socialism and Social Policy, explores the impact of Theresa May's social care proposals on the Conservative party's election performance, and considers what the future may hold in this area.
Date:
26 June 2017

New study explores national identity and political engagement of EU citizens in the UK at the referendum

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In the 2016 referendum on the EU, EU citizens living in the UK were not eligible to vote – irrespective of how long they had spent in the UK. A new study by the Institute of Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) investigates how this group experienced the referendum campaign, and how this affected perceptions of political integration, feelings of membership and national identity.
Date:
26 June 2017

Research centre celebrates seven years of providing world-class research on financial security

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The Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM) is celebrating seven years of producing world-class research on the role of assets and their distribution in people's lives - from pensions to housing to financial savings.
Date:
23 June 2017
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