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Migrant Activism and Integration from Below in Ireland

  • Ronit Lentin
  • Elena Moreo

Part of the Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship book series (MDC)

About this book


This book analyzes the interaction between migrant activists and leaders and the state of the Republic of Ireland - a late player in Europe's immigration regime - against the background of an increasingly restrictive immigration regime.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ronit Lentin
    • 1
  • Elena Moreo
    • 1
  1. 1.Trinity College DublinIreland

About the editors

CARLA DE TONA Independent researcher whohas previously worked at the University of Manchester, UK, and Trinity College Dublin, Ireland ALESSIA PASSARELLIPhD candidate in the Department of Sociology, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland YING YUN WANGPhD candidate in the Department of Sociology, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Bibliographic information


"Overall, this collection is an engaging and thought-provoking intervention in debates about the politics and practice of migrant integration in Ireland (and beyond). By focusing on 'integration from below' the activities and perspectives of migrants themselves are brought to bear across the chapters in a fresh and urgent way." - Ethnic and Racial Studies

"Through documentary analysis, ethnographic work, internet research and eighty-three in-depth, open-ended interviews with migrant activists, the book generates a comprehensive foundation for an understanding of migrant-led activism in Ireland." - Irish Journal of Sociology

"Makes an important contribution to migration studies by shedding light on the complex range of ways in which migrants negotiate their position within Irish society." - Ephemera