An Industry of Frauds? State Policy, Migration Assemblages and Nursing Professionals from India
India’s governmental regulation of emigration and the emergence of the country’s migration industry have both been largely guided by the facilitation of low-skilled outmigration. Taking the rapidly growing migration of nursing professionals from India as a point of departure, this chapter seeks to understand the way the Indian state’s concerns and interests entangle with that of an emerging migration industry in significant ways. Recounting in detail a case of migration fraud, it argues that there is a dialectic relationship between the character and functioning of the migration industry and state policy.
KeywordsMigration frauds State policy Assemblages Nursing migration India Kerala
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