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Policing Undocumented Migrants : Law, Violence and Responsibility (Hardcover) (Louise Boon-kuo)

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Migration policing is often represented as the enforcement of migration law, activated by concern about migration matters such as unlawful status and directed towards non-citizens. Adopting an approach to policing that enables focus on elements of everyday authoritative discretionary power, this study opens up an analysis that challenges key conventional binaries in migration literature, that between the citizen and non-citizen, legality and illegality, and between the national and the global. Through investigation of the permeability between these categories, the links between policing within the nation and global governance are revealed. Drawing on empirical research from an Australian case study, the experience is shown to be relevant for other jurisdictions, as the control scenarios studied are common sites of initial contact between illegal migrants and government within the nation, as well as character based visa conditions common world-wide. The book proposes the utility of policing as an analytical tool for scholars regardless of their jurisdictional focus, to be utilised in localised comparative evaluation of the shifts in national institutions of citizenship represented through migration control.
Number of Pages: 240.0
Genre: Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement
Series Title: International and Comparative Criminal Justice
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Louise Boon-kuo
Language: English
Street Date: August 29, 2017
TCIN: 52773837
UPC: 9781472435019
Item Number (DPCI): 248-47-6870

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