Posts by Professor James Wickham

James Wickham

Professor James Wickham

James Wickham was Jean Monnet Professor of European Labour Market Studies and Professor in Sociology at Trinity College Dublin. He has published widely on employment, transport and migration in Ireland and Europe; he is the author of Gridlock: Dublin’s Transport Crisis and the Future of the City and co-author of New Mobilities in Europe: Polish Migration to Ireland post-2004.  His book Unequal Europe: Social divisions and social cohesion in an old continent analysed the collapse of the European Social Model; his new text book European Societies (Routledge 2020) examines the structures of inequality in contemporary Europe.  He is a former director of TASC. 

Solving the Greek crisis – by making inequality worse?

James Wickham 26/06/2015

James Wickham: It seems the Eurozone finance ministers - and behind them the IMF – are rejecting the last proposals from the Greek government. …

Immigration: wishful thinking by well-meaning people (4 of 4)

James Wickham 10/02/2015

James Wickham: Here the argument is brought to a conclusion, with a full list of references. [Part 1 of these four posts is here] 4. The moral case …

Immigration: wishful thinking by well-meaning people (3 of 4)

James Wickham 09/02/2015

James Wickham: The focus in this post is the debate about the benefits of diversity. [Part 1 of these four posts is here] Problem #8 Not all kinds of …

Immigration: wishful thinking by well-meaning people (2 of 4)

James Wickham 06/02/2015

James Wickham: To continue the analysis, looking at broader demographic and labour market issues. [Part 1 of these four posts is here] Problem #4 The …

Sowing whirlwinds: European elites get the crisis they deserve

James Wickham 04/12/2011

James Wickham: Europeans are getting fed up with Europe. Everywhere as the crisis deepens and as some experts demand closer European integration …

Learning like lemmings? Non-lessons of the crisis

James Wickham 01/04/2011

James Wickham: Why did the Irish crisis happen in Ireland? Most public discussion still seems to oscillate between personalising the issue (‘greedy …

Time up on the tax scam

James Wickham 01/12/2010

James Wickham: One of the bizarre features of current Irish politics is the way in which national independence, national sovereignty and even …

Time to grow up and be angry

James Wickham 12/10/2010

James Wickham: Quite early in the crisis, Colm McCarthy remarked that ‘anger is not policy’ (Frontline 28 September 2009). As others have …

Destroying the Public Sphere?

James Wickham 26/08/2010

James Wickham: The terms of reference for the ‘Review Group on State Assets...’ are about ‘asset disposal’ in the public sector. What do we …

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