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Unravelling unauthorized migrants’ legal consciousness processes

E-book, 320 blz. Pdf met watermerkbeveiliging | Nederlands
Eleven International Publishing | 1e druk, 2024
ISBN13: 9789400113992
Hoofdrubriek : Juridisch
Juridisch : Vreemdelingenrecht
Eleven International Publishing Pdf met watermerkbeveiliging 1e druk, 2024 9789400113992
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Nation-states turn themselves to ‘the law’ to limit the presence of migrants without a legal status on their territory. Yet, they encounter several limitations that hinder them to make these migrants (forcedly) leave the country. Moreover, these migrants see themselves confronted with undesirable living conditions because of the law. This raises questions on the functioning of the law for unauthorized migrants.

Unravelling unauthorized migrants’ legal consciousness processes offers answers to the intriguing puzzle of how law matters to these migrants and how this is of concern for the law. Drawing on multi-sited ethnographic fieldwork among 105 (former) unauthorized migrants in the Netherlands, Surinam and Nigeria as well as participant observations in the Dutch immigration system, the study vividly portrays unauthorized migrants’ legal consciousness processes over time. By doing so, it gives these people a voice in the migration debate and sheds new light on the powerful and powerless functioning of the law in this domain. By combining insights from anthropology, border criminology and socio-legal studies, the book exposes the legal, moral and instrumental limitations of the current use of the law towards unauthorized migrants.


Aantal pagina's:320


1 Understanding unauthorized migrants' legal consciousness
2 Setting the scene: Regulating migration
3 Methods: A multi-sited ethnography among unauthorized migrants
4 'I call it a system.' Unauthorized migrants' understandings of the long reach of Dutch internal migration controls
5 'If you don't have documents or a legal procedure, you are out!' Making humanitarian organizations partner in migration control
6 The pains of being unauthorized in the Netherlands
7 'Where is the justice?' Unauthorized migrants' perceptions of the legitimacy of Dutch immigration system
8 Reconceptualizing empirical legitimacy of situations of severely conflicting social interests
9 Pressured into a preference to leave? A study on the 'specific' deterent effects and perceived legitimacy of immigration detention
10 'I am so tired of the law.' Understanding the shaping of unauthorized migrants' legal consciousness over time
11 To conclude: The limits of the law

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