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Conceptualizing semi-legality in migration research

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What is semi-legality, and why does it offer a viable alternative to the legality-illegality binary divide? The paper discusses theoretical limits to illegality with reference to migrants – especially those deemed to stand outside the state’s legal system – demonstrating that the division between legal/ illegal is never black or white but woven with different shades of grey: the ‘in-between’ statuses of semi-legality. I argue that semi-legality could be viewed as a multi-dimensional space...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
International Migration Institute
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Queen Elizabeth House,Department of International Development
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International Migration Institute Publisher's website
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IMI Working Papers
Publication date:
2012-01-01
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uuid:21bf4ad4-bfa0-4ca4-b62b-8076993f08dd
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ora:6560

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