Migrants before the law: contested migration control in Europe

Eule, Tobias G.; Borrelli, Lisa Marie; Lindberg, Annika; Wyss, Anna (2019). Migrants before the law: contested migration control in Europe. London: Palgrave Macmillan 10.1007/978-3-319-98749-1

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This book traces the practices of migration control and its contestation in the European migration regime in times of intense politicization. The collaboratively written work brings together the perspectives of state agents, NGOs, migrants with precarious legal status, and their support networks, collected through multi-sited fieldwork in eight European states: Austria, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden and Switzerland. The book provides knowledge of how European migration law is implemented, used, and challenged by different actors, and of how it lends and constrains power over migrants’ journeys and prospects. An ethnography of law in action, the book contributes to socio-legal scholarship on migration control at the margins of the state.

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Book (Monograph)


03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Institute of Sociology
02 Faculty of Law > Department of Legal Theory and History of Law > Legal and Political Theory

UniBE Contributor:

Eule, Tobias Georg, Borrelli, Lisa Marie, Lindberg, Elin Annika Margareta, Wyss, Anna


300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 320 Political science
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 340 Law




Palgrave Macmillan


Organisations 153225 not found.




Lisa Marie Borrelli

Date Deposited:

05 Apr 2019 13:29

Last Modified:

05 Dec 2022 15:24

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Additional Information:

Übersetzung ins Deutsche 2020 durch Hans-Peter Remmler. Erschienen bei Hamburger Edition, ISBN 978-3-86854-339-1



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