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Julia M. Eckert 
The Bureaucratic Production of Difference 
Ethos and Ethics in Migration Administrations

In the context of the ever-increasing political problematization of migration in Europe, agencies charged with migrant administration create diverse categories of difference to distinguish between the »deserving migrant« and the illegal one: They assess the detainability or the credibility of asylum seekers, the danger posed by Islamic organizations, and make situational decisions that determine whether migration or labour law applies to individual agricultural workers. In this book, each chapter analyses how organizational interpretations of the common good shape bureaucratic practices. Together, these ethnographic analyses reveal how migration policies in different European countries take shape in administrative practice.
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Julia M. Eckert, professor of political anthropology at the University of Bern, explores the relation between moral norms and legal change with a particular focus on changing institutions of responsibility, liability, and redistribution. She connects these with current contestations over democratic representation, participation, security, and citizenship.
Language English ● Format PDF ● Pages 182 ● ISBN 9783839451045 ● Editor Julia M. Eckert ● Publisher transcript Verlag ● City Bielefeld ● Country DE ● Published 2020 ● Edition 1 ● Downloadable 24 months ● Currency EUR ● ID 7252014 ● Copy protection Social DRM

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