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Description - New Mobilities in Europe by Torben Krings

This book examines Polish migration to Ireland in the context of 'new mobilities in Europe'. It includes detailed accounts of the working lives of a group of mainly skilled Polish migrants in Dublin. They were interviewed at regular intervals as part of a Qualitative Panel Study. Through this novel methodology, their careers and aspirations were traced as Ireland moved from 'boom to bust'. What the research documents is a new experience of mobility which, it is suggested, is indicative of a broader trend in Europe. As 'free movers', Polish migrants were more mobile across countries and within national labour markets. Ireland's 'goldrush' labour market created a seemingly endless demand for new labour. To understand how Irish firms utilised the new migrant workforce, the book also draws on interviews with employers. It thus locates the actions of both sides of the employment relationship in the particular socio-economic context in Ireland post-2004.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780719088094
ISBN-10: 0719088097
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Torben Krings

Torben Krings is Assistant Professor in the Department of Economic and Organisational Sociology, Johannes Kepler University Linz Elaine Moriarty is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, Trinity College Dublin James Wickham is Professor of Sociology, Director of the Employment Research Centre and Dean of the Faculty of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences, Trinity College Dublin Alicja Bobek is Assistant Professor (Adjunct) in the Department of Sociology, Trinity College Dublin Justyna Salamonska is a post-doctoral researcher in the Employment Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin