Title Robots and Immigrants Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet UCL Uncovering Politics Podcast Media type Web Duration/Length/Size 41 MINUTES Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 20/10/22 Description Rhetoric around immigrants ‘stealing people’s jobs’ has become common in contemporary British politics, especially during the debates around the 2016 Brexit referendum. Meanwhile, rising automation has spurred discussion of how many jobs will be taken over by the ‘robots’. The ways we talk about these two threats of job losses can be strikingly similar and both pose questions about how the labour market will be structured in the future.
A new book examining these discourses and their role in British economic and political debate, called Robots and Immigrants: Who Is Stealing Jobs?, was published last month by Bristol University Press. It’s by Dr Kostas Maronitis, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Leeds Trinity University, and Dr Denny Pencheva, Lecturer in European Politics and Public Policy at UCL.
Producer/Author The podcast of the School of Public Policy and the Department of Political Science at University College London. URL https://ucl-uncovering-politics.simplecast.com/episodes/robots-and-immigrants Persons Kostas Maronitis, Denny Pencheva