The Social, Political and Historical Contours of Deportation

The Social, Political and Historical Contours of Deportation


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ISBN-13: 9781493900954
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 12/13/2014
Series: Immigrants and Minorities, Politics and Policy
Edition description: 2013
Pages: 162
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.01(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction - Bridget Anderson (University of Oxford), Matthew Gibney (University of Oxford) and Emanuela Paoletti (University of Oxford).2. Muslims and US deportation and exclusion policies - the 1910 polygamy controversy - Deirdre Moloney (Princeton University)3. Deportations, quarantines, and other fantasies of foreigner control in the Weimar Republic - Annemarie Sammartino (Oberlin College)4. Negotiating Deportations; an ethnography of the legal challenge of deportation orders in a French Immigration Detention Centre - Nicholas Fisher (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales)5. A case of mixed motives? Formal and Informal Functions of Administrative Immigration Detention - Arjen Leerkes and Dennis Broeders (Erasmus University)6. The European Parliament and the ‘Returns’ directive: The end of radical contestation; the start of consensual constraints? - Ariadna Ripoll Servent (University of Sussex)7. It is for the government to control and manage undocumented! - Michela Semprebon (University Milano Bicocca)8. Studying migration governance bottom-up - Catherine Dauvergne (University of British Columbia), Antje Ellermann (University of British Columbia), and Matthew Gravelle (University of British Columbia)9. From the migrants civil destitution to their self-organisation into transitory national communities: the remains of citizenship in post-deportation experiences in Northern Mali - Clara Lecedet (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales)​​​

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“It is commonly surmised that the increased flows of goods, ideas, finance and people are slowly leading to the dissolution of boundaries between nation-states. However, as the varied and excellent chapters in this collection demonstrate, the enforcement of state power through detention and deportation is still a real and growing feature of contemporary political life. Expulsion has always been a moral sanction (think of Adam and Eve being banished from the Garden of Eden or the ostracism directed against dissidents in ancient Athens, who were forced to leave for ten years). As the editors suggest, deportation remains a means of enforcing a normative order (‘a community of values’), while the authors and editors of this book have expanded the subject-matter to include the deportees’ perspectives and the effects of deportation on families, other potential victims and on those whose social inclusion has been affirmed by the exclusion of others. These studies will enrich and enlarge the study of the more naked forms of state power.” (Robin Cohen, Professor Emeritus of Development Studies, University of Oxford)

“This wide-ranging, well-researched, and highly informative work is a major contribution to the growing body of scholarship examining the harsh consequences of deportation around the world. The editors have gathered an impressive group of scholars who craft an eclectic view of how deportation has evolved, what it may signify, and how it now works in various settings. With its inclusion of historical, institutional, comparative, and finely-textured, sensitive experiential studies, this book offers an important--if frequently distressing--overview of phenomena that deserve our full attention.” (Daniel Kanstroom, Professor of Law and Director, International Human Rights Program, Boston College Law School)

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