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TitleMigrants Before the Law [electronic resource] : Contested Migration Control in Europe / by Tobias G. Eule, Lisa Marie Borrelli, Annika Lindberg, Anna Wyss
ImprintCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
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Descript XIV, 264 p. 1 illus. online resource


This book traces the practices of migration control and its contestation in the European migration regime in times of intense politicization. The collaboratively written work brings together the perspectives of state agents, NGOs, migrants with precarious legal status, and their support networks, collected through multi-sited fieldwork in eight European states: Austria, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden and Switzerland. The book provides knowledge of how European migration law is implemented, used, and challenged by different actors, and of how it lends and constrains power over migrants’ journeys and prospects. An ethnography of law in action, the book contributes to socio-legal scholarship on migration control at the margins of the state. Tobias Eule is Professor for the Sociology of Law at the Faculty Law, University of Bern, Switzerland. Lisa Marie Borrelli is Researcher at the Institute of Sociology, University of Bern, Switzerland. Annika Lindberg is Researcher at the Institute of Sociology, University of Bern, Switzerland. Anna Wyss is Researcher at Maison d’Analyse Processus Sociaux, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland


Chapter 1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: Inside the Migration Regime -- Chapter 3: Decision-Making and the Role of Law -- Chapter 4: Illegibility in the Migration Regime -- Chapter 5: Time as Waste and Tactic -- Chapter 6: Responsibility in a Migration Regime of Many Hands -- Chapter 7: Conclusion: The Production of Order Before the Law

Public policy Citizenship Migration Europe-Politics and government Comparative politics Political science Public Policy. Citizenship. Migration. European Politics. Comparative Politics. Governance and Government.


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