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The normative ethics of immigration detention in liberal states

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This thesis explores the normative propriety of immigration detention in liberal states. In the first part of the thesis, I explore the development, current practice, and popular justifications for immigration detention in the United Kingdom. I argue that a crucial but unacknowledged role for immigration detention is to function as a political spectacle of the centralisation of power in liberal states. I find that the key motivation for detaining non-citizens is that they could abscond ...

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Supervisor
Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Politics and International Relations
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Stephanie J. Silverman
Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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