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Governance after Brexit is a programme of research into fundamental issues thrown up by the UK’s changing relationship with the European Union.

Working alongside the UK in a Changing Europe, the programme addresses the challenges and opportunities of Brexit for the UK from a long-term perspective. It enhances the capacity of social science research to address Brexit’s deeper causes and consequences.

Governance after Brexit research can help the UK navigate its own future as well as its relationships with the EU and the wider world.

The programme’s projects are based in universities across the UK and cover a range of topics and disciplines.

The first set of projects includes five larger awards which work across multiple themes and locations and five smaller innovation grants focused on conceptual and theoretical developments.

Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Governance after Brexit is directed by Professor Daniel Wincott at Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre. The second round of projects will begin in January 2021.

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Project pages

Northern exposure: race, nation and disaffection in “ordinary” towns and cities after Brexit

Research Leader: Professor Adrian Favell

How does post-Brexit Britain wish to exercise its sovereignty?

Research Leader: Professor John Curtice

Agri-environmental governance post-Brexit : co-production of policy frameworks

Research Leader: Dr Ruth Little

European Economic Area public services research clinic: EEA PSRC

Research Leader: Professor Charlotte O’Brien

Health governance after Brexit: law, language and legitimacy

Research Leader: Professor Tamara Hervey

Brexit, relationships and everyday family life

Research Leader: Dr Katherine Davies

Learning from ‘left-behind’ places: everyday hopes and fears for the future after Brexit in England

Research Leader: Professor Jeanette Edwards

Learning from ‘Left-Behind’ places: Everyday Hopes and Fears for the Future After Brexit in England

Research Leader: Mr Colin Murray

English champagne? Geographical indications (GIs) and productivity after Brexit

Research Leader: Professor Stephen Roper

Hate crime after Brexit: linking terrestrial and new forms of data to inform governance

Research Leader: Professor Matthew Williams

The phase 2 projects started on 1 January 2021 and constitute a second wave of the Governance after Brexit programme, which will run for a maximum of three years.

Governance for ‘a place between’:  the multilevel dynamics of implementing the Protocol on Northern Ireland  
David Phinnemore, Queen’s University of Belfast

Algorithmic politics and administrative justice in the EU Settlement Scheme  
Clive Barnett, University of Exeter

Going Global? Firms, Trade and Productivity After Brexit  
Thomas Sampson, London School of Economics

Rebordering Britain and Britons after Brexit (MIGZEN)
Nando Sigona, University of Birmingham and Michaela Benson, Lancaster University.

Democracy in the UK after Brexit
Alan Renwick, University College London

A Country Divided? Polarisation and Identity after Brexit 
Sara Hobolt, London School of Economics

Brexit Uncertainty and the Northern Ireland Protocol:  The consequences for Northern Ireland firms and their trade within the UK’s Internal Market  
Michael Gasiorek, University of Sussex

Rhaglen Llywodraethu ar ôl Brexit

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Drwy gydweithio â’r DU mewn Ewrop sy’n Newid, mae’r rhaglen yn mynd i’r afael â’r heriau a’r cyfleoedd a ddaw yn sgîl Brexit i’r DU o safbwynt hirdymor. Mae’n cynyddu capasiti ymchwil y gwyddorau cymdeithasol i fynd i’r afael ag achosion Brexit a’i oblygiadau dyfnach.

Gall ymchwil Llywodraethu ar ôl Brexit helpu’r DU lywio ei dyfodol ei hun yn ogystal â’i pherthynas â’r UE a’r byd ehangach.

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