publication . Article . 2007

Ireland and immigration: explaining the absence of the far right

Garner, Steve J.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jun 2007
Abstract
This article seeks to explain the absence of far-right political formations in the history of the Republic of Ireland, especially in relation to immigration. I argue that the ‘mainstream’ nationalist parties have implemented a racialized governance of Ireland via the issue of citizenship (in the referendum of 2004). While hegemonic ideas on the racial purity of indigenous populations and the highly ambivalent attitudes and policies on immigration pursued over the last decade are characteristic of a broader European trend, this has not, in the Republic, been accompanied by meaningful far-right political mobilization. Ireland has frequently been seen as sui generi...
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publication . Article . 2007

Ireland and immigration: explaining the absence of the far right

Garner, Steve J.;