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Professor James Wickham

Fellow Emeritus (Fellows Emeritii)

 

Fellow Emeritus (International Integration Studies (IIIS))


My PhD in sociology from the University of Sussex (UK) was a social history of working class politics in Weimar Germany. My early research in Ireland was on Irish industrialisation and labour market issues, especially the electronics industry. Through the Employment Research Centre within TCD Department of Sociology I have led EU-funded research projects on employment and work in contemporary Europe. My research on mobility and environmental sustainability has included studies of business air travel in Ireland and of urban transport in European cities. I have published Gridlock: Dublin's transport crisis and the future of the city (Dublin, 2006) as well as articles on European social research policy. I chaired the Trinity Immigration Initiative and after directing a project on Polish migrants in Dublin am now leading a project which compares Polish emigration in the 2000's with Irish emigration today.
  Air Transportation   EU Politics   Employment   European Union Social Policy   Gender and work   Human Resource Management   Immigration   Industrial relations   Labour market institutions   Migration   Migration and Employment   Public Transport   Traffic Congestion   Transport   Transportation   Unemployment   Worker Attitudes and Technology   labour migration
Careers, Conjunctures and Consequences. The implications of Polish migration to Ireland for contemporary Irish emigration
Cars, debts and public transport: urban mobility in the crisis
Migrant Careers and Aspirations
DYNAMO
Mobile Lives

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Member, Consultative Committee on the Local Government Reform Green Paper 2007
Member, Dublin Transportation Office Consultative Panel 2007
Member, Scientific Advisory Council, Sozialforschungsstelle Dortmund (Germany) 2006
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French Fluent Basic Medium
German Fluent Fluent Fluent
Italian Medium Basic Basic
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British Sociological Association
European Sociological Association
Sociological Association of Ireland
Nach dem Ende der Party: Irlands Beschäftigungsmodell und das merkwürdige Überleben des Sozialstaaats in, editor(s)Steffen Lehndorff , Spaltende Integration, Hamburg, VSA, 2014, pp109 - 130, [James Wickham], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Torben Krings, Elaine Moriarty, James Wickham, Alicja Bobek, Justyna Salamoñska, New Mobilities in Europe: Polish migration to Ireland post-2004, Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2013, 1 - 176pp, Book, PUBLISHED
Learning from Poland? What Recent Mass Immigration to Ireland Tells Us about Contemporary Irish Migration in, editor(s)Louis Brennan , Enacting Globalization: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on International Integration, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, pp146 - 155, [Wickham James, Bobek Alicja, Daly Sally, Krings Torben, Moriatry Elaine and Justnya Salamonska ], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Torben Krings, Alicja Bobek, Elaine Moriarty, Justyna Salamońska and James Wickham, Polish migration to Ireland: "Free movers" in the new European mobility space, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 39, (1), 2013, p87 - 103, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
After the party's over: The Irish employment model and the paradoxes of non-learning. in, editor(s)Steffen Lehndorff , A Triumph of Failed Ideas: European models of capitalism in the crisis, Brussels, European Trade Union Institute, 2012, pp59 - 77, [James Wickham], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Elaine Moriarty, Alicja Bobek, Justyna Salamońska, Torben Krings and James Wickham, '"Taking on almost everyone?" Migrant and Employer Recruitment Strategies in a Booming Labour Market', International Journal of Human Resource Management, 23, (9), 2012, p1871 - 1887, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Torben Krings, Alicja Bobek, Elaine Moriarty, Justyna Salamońska and James Wickham, 'From Boom to Bust: Migrant Labour and Employers in the Irish Construction Sector' , Economic and Industrial Democracy, 32, (3), 2011, p459 - 476, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
James Wickham, Low Skill Manufacturing Work: From skill biased change to technological regression, Arbeit: Zeitschrift für Arbeitsforschung, Arbeitsgestaltung und Arbeitspolitik, 20, (3), 2011, p224 - 238, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Hierarchies in the Air: Varieties of Business Air Travel in, editor(s)Jonathan V. Beaverstock, Ben Derudder, James Faulconbridge, Frank Witlox , International Busines Travel in the Global Economy, Farnham, Ashgate, 2010, pp125 - 143, [James Wickham and Alessandra Vecchi], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Wickham, Transportation Scenarios: Looking forward and looking back in four European cities', Irish Transport Research Network Conference, Dublin, 1 Sept 2010, edited by A. Ahern , 2010, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
  

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James Wickham, 'Ireland in the Crisis: Survival without transformation, Work(ing) in Europe, Jena (Germany), 27 June, 2013, University of Jena, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
James Wickham, Alla radice della crisi europea: la sostituzionie dei legami sociali con il mercato, Economia & Lavoro , 47, (1), 2013, p55 - 74, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
James Wickham, Europe's Crisis: Market competition instead of social bonds, 2013, -, Miscellaneous, PUBLISHED
James Wickham, 'Europe's Crisis: Market Competition Instead of Social Bonds, IG Metall Kurswechsel Conference, Berlin, 6 December, 2012, IG Metall Trade Union, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
James Wickham, Multiculturalism in a Europe des patries?, Migration and the City, Berlin, 29 November, 2012, Heinrich Boell Stiftung, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
James Wickham, Copying the American Nightmare? European universities and global higher education, Sustainable growth in the European Union - the role of education and training, Brussels, 13 November, 2012, Jean Monnet Conference, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
The Ryanair model of development? in, editor(s)Alex Klemm , Progressive-Economy@TASC 2009 Review, Dublin, TASC, 2010, pp12 - 13, [James Wickham], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Torben Krings, Alicja Bobek, Elaine Moriarty, Justyna Salamoska, James Wickham, Les migrants polonais dans l'Irlande en crise, Les Mondes du Travail, (7), 2009, p43 - 52, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
James Wickham, From high skill migration to cosmopolitan service class? Irish migration policy in a European context, International Migration and Diaspora Studies Project (New Delhi) IMDS Working Papers, (15), 2009, p45 - 64, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
James Wickham, 'Nur zu Gast bei Freunden: Europa läuft Gefahr, sich aus dem Markt der Hochqualifizierten abzuschliessen', Internationale Politik, 63, (9), 2008, p76 - 80, Journal Article, PUBLISHED

  

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Award Date
Fellow of Trinity College Dublin 2005
Jean Monnet ad personam professorship 1998
Provost's Teaching Award: Lifetime Achievement 2012
I currently research the relationship between employment and different forms of mobility, ranging from migration to business air travel. I recently completed a study of Polish migrants in the Dublin labour market; my current research project 'Learning from Poland' compares Irish graduate emigration to that from Poland in the last decade. Separately I am working on the impact of the European financial crisis, especially personal debt, on people's ability to travel for work and pleasure. I also work and publish on European social structure and the demise of the European Social Model.