Germany; Migration; Irregular Migration; Immigration Policy; Local Migration; Switzerland; Deportation; Comparative Politics; Sweden; Italy
Eule Tobias G., Borrelli Lisa Marie, Lindberg Annika, Wyss Anna (2019), Migrants Before the LawContested Migration Control in Europe
, Palgrave Mac, Cham.
BorrelliLisa Marie (2018), Nordic Nationalism and Penal Order: Walling the Welfare State by Vanessa Barker. 2018. Routlegde: Abingdon. Reviewed in: LSE Review of Books., in LSE Review of Books
Lindberg Annika (2018), Fassin, Didier (ed.) 2017. If truth be told: the politics of public ethnography. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. 358 pp. Pb.: £20.99. ISBN: 9780822369776., in Social Anthropology
, 26(3), 430-431.
Borrelli Lisa M. (2018), Whisper down, up and between the lanes: Exclusionary policies and their limits of control in times of irregularized migration, in Public Administration
Borrelli Lisa Marie, Lindberg Annika (2018), The creativity of coping: alternative tales of moral dilemmas among migration control officers, in International Journal of Migration and Border Studies
, 4(3), 163-163.
EuleTobias G., BorrelliLisa M. (2018), Zur Anwendung von Recht in Migrationsbehörden, in terra cognita
, 32(Spring), 22.
EuleTobias G. (2017), Die Soziale Integration von Flüchtlingen, in AsylNews
, 2017(4), 12.
Eule Tobias G., Loher David, Wyss Anna (2017), Contested control at the margins of the state, in Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
, 44(16), 2717-2729.
Eule Tobias G. (2017), The (surprising?) nonchalance of migration control agents, in Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
, 44(16), 2780-2795.
EuleTobias G. (2016), Ausländerbehörden im dynamischen Feld der Migrationssteuerung, in Schneider Stephanie, Lahusen Christian (ed.), Transkript Verlag, Berlin, 175-194.
JoppkeChristian, EuleTobias G. (2016), Civic integration in Europe: continuity versus discontinuity, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, 343-361.
EuleTobias G. (2016), Willkommenskultur auf dem Prüfstand: Schweizer und Deutsche Ansätze im Vergleich, in Widmer Erik, Franzen Axel, Jann Ben, Joppke Christian (ed.), Seismo, Zürich, 34.
BorrelliLisa Marie, Anthropology and Public service. The UK Experience by Jeremy MacClancy (ed.). 2017. Oxford. New York: Berghahn Books., in Social Anthropology
LindbergAnnika, Challenging Landscapes of Confinement, in Transfers
Bjerge Bagga, Elmholdt Kasper, Eule Tobias G., Researching Organizational Imbrications and Interstices: A qualitative gaze on how mundane public administration work, in Qualitative Studies
, 5(2), 1.
BorrelliLisa Marie, Using Ignorance as (Un)Conscious bureaucratic Strategy: Street-Level Practices and structural Influences in the Field of Migration Enforcement, in Qualitative Studies
Migration policies fail. Irregular migration happens despite increasingly sophisticated border control regimes, the noto-rious “Fortress Europe”. At the same time, refined control policies directly affect irregular migrants` strategies to enter a state. States, in turn, install new hurdles to be cleared, while migrants are forced to invent ever new and trickier strategies of avoiding and resisting the tightened control regimes, and so on. There is a constantly evolving field of contested control in which state authorities and migrants engage in a reciprocal cycle of discipline and resistance, law enforcement and avoidance. This research project aims to map this field, and to examine the patterns of producing and destabilising the power to reside illegally in a state.This project analyses the practices and strategies of state agencies that fight back against the unwanted “perme-ability” of state borders in order to reinstate the central parameter of territorial statehood. It focuses on the detection, identification and deportation of migrants who have successfully participated in the “border games” (Andreas: 2001) of the Schengen Area. The project is driven by two interrelated assumptions: First, irregular migrants are neither passive victims nor relentless perpetrators, but individuals who desperately try to vindicate autonomy against the odds and in the process build up capacity for realizing their life choices. Second, while policies envision a completely manageable migrant population, state agents are aware of failing and try to adapt accordingly.The research adopts a multi-sited approach, comparing control practices in four Schengen Area states (Switzer-land, Germany, Italy and Sweden). It homes in on the practices of detecting, identifying, detaining and removing irregu-lar migrants through ethnographic fieldwork in local migration offices and their frontline collaborators, such as labour inspectorates or the police. So far, there is little knowledge of the implementation of migration policies by “street-level” bureaucracy (Lipsky 1980). An in-depth approach of participant observation, informal interviewing and the gathering of grey literature should allow us to find out why migration policies fail. Possible explanations found in the literature in-clude inadequate staffing, bureaucratic inefficiency or political toleration of irregular migration. By comparing the strate-gies and control practices of control agencies within the Schengen Area, this project will be able to test the extent to which these explanations are valid and interrelate.