Immigrant Integration in the United Kingdom: Transnationalism and Nativism in Post-Brexit Britain
Date of Submission
Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Professor William Ascher
(c) 2018 Brian G Chmelik
I will examine how immigration into the United Kingdom has changed due to globalization, the strength of immigrant transnational networks, and rising hostile nativism. Changing immigrant experiences in the United Kingdom are contextualized by Britain’s “leave” Brexit vote and devolution of integration systems. I will argue that economic and local political integration are the most important contributors to improving immigrant outcomes and reducing tensions between minority and majority groups in the United Kingdom. Using policies from Denmark and Germany, I will compare how different integration regimes across Europe include immigrants as stakeholders in social and economic processes and how transnational networks interact with policy. I will recommend a set of policies at the national and local level to combat rising tensions between minority and majority groups. I will conclude by forecasting the likely and ideal scenarios for the future of minority-majority relations and integration regimes in the United Kingdom.
Chmelik, Brian, "Immigrant Integration in the United Kingdom: Transnationalism and Nativism in Post-Brexit Britain" (2018). CMC Senior Theses. 1936.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.