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The European Union and the impact on mixed nationality relationships in northern Finland

Updated Monday, 16 December 2019

Carol Brown-Leonardi investigates how Britain’s exit from the European Union has affected the perceptions and decision-making of mixed nationality couples to stay and live permanently in Finland or the United Kingdom.

Listen to the audio below as Carol Brown-Leonardi discusses the complex nature of contemporary Westen families.

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Further reading and references

Anderson, B. (1983) Imagined communities. London. Verso.

Billig, M. (1995). Banal nationalism. London. Sage.

Cruikshank, J. (1998) The Social life of Stories: Narrative and Knowledge in the Yukon Territory. London. University of Nebraska Press.

Erikson, E. H. (1980 [1959]) Identity and the life cycle, New York, W. W. Norton.  

Jenson, M. D. and Snait. H. (2016). When politics prevails. The political economy of a Brexit. Journal of European Public Policy 23(9):1302-1310.

Ottaviano, G., J. Pessoa, T. Sampson and J. Van Reenen (2014) ‘The Costs and Benefits of Leaving the EU’, Centre for Economic Performance Policy Analysis.

Vertovec, S. (2011). Conceiving and researching transnationalism.  Ethnic and Racial Studies 22 (2) 1999:447-467.


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