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Judgement and ambivalence in migration work: On the (dis)appearance of dilemmas in assisting voluntary return

Abstract:

Street-level bureaucrats implementing nation states’ migration policies increasingly find themselves in a structural tension between providing social assistance and regulating the flows of people entering and leaving the national territory. As a result, doing migration work involves a wide range of difficult, ambivalent situations. This article examines how and under which conditions these tensions translate into moral and political dilemmas in street-level bureaucrats’ everyday work. In doin...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1177/0038038516656318

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
International Development
Role:
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Publisher:
SAGE Publisher's website
Journal:
Sociology Journal website
Volume:
52
Issue:
2
Pages:
282-297
Publication date:
2016-08-18
Acceptance date:
2016-05-31
DOI:
EISSN:
1469-8684
ISSN:
0038-0385
Pubs id:
pubs:1001485
URN:
uri:d20f7945-ee44-4c2e-9101-2044dfac7a4f
UUID:
uuid:d20f7945-ee44-4c2e-9101-2044dfac7a4f
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pubs:1001485

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