Christin Achermann

Restricting Immigration: Practices, Experiences and Resistance

Enforcing migration control – which is considered a sovereign right of nation-states – implies making choices about who is allowed to enter and/or stay in the national territory and who is not, thus producing categories and processes of inclusion and exclusion. This project investigates how the exclusion of migrants trying to enter or requested to leave Swiss territory is practiced, experienced and contested by several actors involved. It adopts an ethnographical approach focusing on two elds of practices: border control and bordering practices, as well as immigration detention (the con nement of migrants aiming at ensuring their deportation).

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