Call for Papers: Making Sense of the Impact of Brexit Contemporary Social Science

Contemporary Social Science

Following the referendum result to leave the European Union (EU) Prime Minister Theresa May announced “Brexit means Brexit”. Such a simple response suggests that Brexit is one-dimensional process that can be resolved relatively quickly.  Yet the complexity of making a sense of the underlying issues is a challenge for all social scientists, particularly those engaged in multi-disciplinary research.

Given the “known unknowns and unknown unknowns”, submissions are invited to a special issue of Contemporary Social Science on the multi-dimensional and multi-scalar nature of 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:

  • Integration and disintegration effects from trade deals;
  • The City of London and financial services;
  • Global Value Chains (GVCs) and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI);
  • Industrial and sectoral scenarios, including the role of industrial policy;
  • Political and electoral geography of the Referendum;
  • The combined impact with devolution on citizenship and governance;
  • Spillovers to the Eurozone economies;
  • Fiscal reform and public finance management;
  • Territorial challenges for devolved nations and regions;
  • International relations and defence policy in the EU;
  • Resolving constitutional challenges and settlements;
  • Organisational governance and regulatory change
  • Environmental regulation and management;
  • Social policy and welfare reform.
  • Cultural and other institutional relationships
  • National identity
     

Guest Editors David Bailey (Aston Business School, Aston University) and Leslie Budd (Faculty of Business and Law, Open University) welcome submissions now. 

For full instructions on submitting to the journal please see the Instructions for Authors page.

Authors should indicate that they wish the manuscript to be reviewed for inclusion in the special issue. The Editors of this issue would be happy to review plans for papers in advance of their receipt. All papers will be peer reviewed.

The closing date for submitting papers is September 30th 2017.

Manuscripts should follow the usual instructions for electronic submission of papers and be sent to both Guest Editors:

 David Bailey: d.bailey@aston.ac.uk
 Leslie Budd: leslie.budd@open.ac.uk 

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