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Bitten by the Celtic Tiger: Immigrant workers and industrial relations in the New 'Glocalized' Ireland

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Show simple item record Dundon, Tony González-Pérez, María-Alejandra McDonough, Terrence 2019-12-02T12:13:59Z 2019-12-02T12:13:59Z 2007
dc.identifier.citation Dundon T.;Gonzlez-Prez M.;McDonough T. (2007) 'Bitten by the celtic tiger: Immigrant workers and industrial relations in the New 'Glocalized' Ireland'. Economic And Industrial Democracy, 28 (4):501-522. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0143-831X
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The growth of global economic activity has resulted in a worldwide increase in migration. Despite the growing interest in migratory labour flows, there remains little detailed empirical research about the labour relations practices experienced by immigrant workers. In this article, three general areas are examined from data collected in the Republic of Ireland: (1) what are the experiences of non-Irish national workers employed in different sectors of the economy; (2) do trade unions facilitate the integration of migrant workers in the Irish labour market; and (3) what are the strategies undertaken by trade unions in response to the challenges of immigration? Ethnographic and qualitative research methods were employed to address these broad research objectives. The evidence shows that many immigrant workers have experienced a system of near-serfdom that perpetuates social, economic and cultural exclusion on a large scale. The conclusion argues that an emerging 'glocalization' of the world economy creates a labour market dynamic underpinned by neoliberal policies of the nation-state. The evidence suggests that traditional views of migration and industrial relations theory are found wanting when seeking to explain the concerns of migrant workers. A number of implications arising from this are then discussed. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher SAGE Publications en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Economic and Industrial Democracy;28 (4), pp. 501-522
dc.subject immigrant workers en_US
dc.subject industrial relations en_US
dc.subject Republic of Ireland en_US
dc.subject trade unions en_US
dc.title Bitten by the Celtic Tiger: Immigrant workers and industrial relations in the New 'Glocalized' Ireland en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US 2019-12-01T16:00:15Z
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/0143831X07082122
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2936040
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Economic And Industrial Democracy
dc.description.status peer-reviewed

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