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New mobilities in the new Europe
Torben Krings
Elaine Moriarty
James Wickham
Alicja Bobek
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Justyna Salamońska

allowed for a transnational life beyond the ‘container’ of the nation state. Our interviews very much illustrated how the right to free movement transformed the migration experience. As ‘free movers’, Polish migrants no longer required a work or residence permit. This afforded them considerable opportunities and choices to construct their own worklife pathways. Indeed, for some the work experience became ‘boundaryless’ in that employment was not confined to a single firm, sector or, indeed, nation state. Importantly, Ireland’s goldrush labour market did not only provide

in New mobilities in Europe
David Arter

-sized firms sector, which did not engage in long production runs of standardised goods. As Herman Schwartz has noted colourfully, ‘Denmark entered the 1980s on a fast train to macro-economic hell, albeit it in the first class coach’ (Schwartz 2001: 136). In Sweden from the early 1980s, the export-oriented employers in the engineer­ing sector pressed for more devolved forms of wage-bargaining (Kunkel and Pontusson 1998: 3). Anti-corporatist attitudes also hardened among strategic (middle-level) decision-takers in the central employers’ organis­ation, Svenska

in Scandinavian politics today