The Social, Political and Historical Contours of Deportation

  • Bridget Anderson
  • Matthew J. Gibney
  • Emanuela Paoletti

Part of the Immigrants and Minorities, Politics and Policy book series (IMPP)

About this book

Introduction

In recent years states across the world have boosted their legal and institutional capacity to deport noncitizens residing on their territory, including failed asylum seekers, “illegal” migrants, and convicted criminals. Scholars have analyzed this development primarily through the lens of immigration control. Deportation has been viewed as one amongst a range of measures designed to control entrance, distinguished primarily by the fact that it is exercised inside the territory of the state. But deportation also has broader social and political effects. It provides a powerful way through which the state reminds noncitizens that their presence in the polity is contingent upon acceptable behavior. Furthermore, in liberal democratic states immunity from deportation is one of the key privileges that citizens enjoy that distinguishes them from permanent residents. This book examines the historical, institutional and social dimensions of the relationship between deportation and citizenship in liberal democracies. Contributions also include analysis of the formal and informal functions of administrative immigration detention, and the role of the European Parliament in the area of irregular immigration and borders. The book also develops an analytical framework that identifies and critically appraises grassroots and sub national responses to migration policy in liberal democratic societies, and considers how groups form after deportation and the employment of citizenship in this particular context, making it of interest to scholars and international policy makers alike.


Keywords

Citizenship Deportation Immigration Non-citizens Policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Bridget Anderson
    • 1
  • Matthew J. Gibney
    • 2
  • Emanuela Paoletti
    • 3
  1. 1., Centre on Migration, Policy and SocietyUniversity of OxfordOxfordUnited Kingdom
  2. 2., Refugee Studies CentreUniversity of OxfordOxfordUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Somerville CollegeUniversity of OxfordOxfordUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-5864-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-5863-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-5864-7
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