From Emigrant to Immigrant Society: Transition and Change in the Republic of Ireland
As the host of complex factors that give rise to forced and voluntary migration change, the history of migration in any one country also changes. This chapter is concerned with the processes of transition and change in migration patterns in the Republic of Ireland in the last 15 years, as Ireland has moved from being a country of net emigration to one of net immigration. More specifically, this paper considers the manner in which, as immigration acquires a negative label through reactive state policies and legislative provisions, both migrant and local population groups focus on resource-based tensions. As a result, a complex set of barriers emerge to inhibit the formation (by migrants) of extensive social networks within Irish society and ultimately to restrict general social interaction and integration.
Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.