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Conceptualizing Semi-Legality in Migration Research

Abstract:

What is semi-legality, and why does it offer a viable alternative to the legality-illegality binary divide? Semi-legality, as a heuristic device, is useful to frame the various "in-between" statuses and not resorting to illegality every time ambiguities arise as this casts the net of potential fraud far too wide. It could be viewed as a multidimensional space where migrants' formal relationships with the state interact with their various forms of agency toward the law. As a sensitizing theore...

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Publisher copy:
10.1111/lasr.12031

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Journal:
LAW and SOCIETY REVIEW
Volume:
47
Issue:
3
Pages:
555-587
Publication date:
2013-09-05
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EISSN:
1540-5893
ISSN:
0023-9216
URN:
uuid:10385c6c-0edc-486b-91aa-f0a74049ac90
Source identifiers:
483899
Local pid:
pubs:483899
Language:
English

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