Gibraltarians’ attitudes towards Brexit and the Gibraltar-Spain frontier

Jason Dittmer*, Sarah Kunz, et al.

*Corresponding author for this work

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This paper theorizes the border as imbricated in everyday life, especially in a small territory such as Gibraltar. We document the results of a 2018 survey of Gibraltarians’ attitudes toward the frontier between the 2016 Brexit referendum and the planned departure of the UK from the EU in 2019. We argue that virtually all respondents felt that a change in the border regime would affect community cohesion and identity. Second, we argue that generational differences within Gibraltar are productive of variegated attitudes towards Brexit and the frontier. Generational differences are complicated by the dynamism of Gibraltar’s population composition.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)283-298
Number of pages16
JournalSpace and Polity
Issue number3
Early online date26 Sept 2019
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2019


  • Borders
  • generations
  • Overseas territories
  • assemblage
  • survey research


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