Re-Cording Lives

Governing Asylum in Switzerland and the Need to Resolve

Administrative asylum procedures are permeated by tensions between rationalities of legality, efficiency, and deterrence in asylum casework and their various effects on cases. Based on ethnographic research in the Swiss asylum administration, this book unveils the pragmatics and politics of rendering asylum cases resolvable by re-cording the lives of applicants in terms of asylum. With his reading of power and agency in administrations, Ephraim Pörtner offers a critical view of the intricate relationship between practices of asylum casework and the governmental need to resolve claims of people seeking protection.

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25 August 2021, 454 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8394-5349-0
File size: 7.09 MB

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Ephraim Pörtner

Ephraim Pörtner, Universität Zürich, Schweiz

Author(s)
Ephraim Pörtner
Book title
Re-Cording Lives Governing Asylum in Switzerland and the Need to Resolve
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
454
Features
10 SW-Abbildungen, 8 Farbabbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8394-5349-0
DOI
10.14361/9783839453490
Commodity Group
1662
BIC-Code
RGC JFFN
BISAC-Code
SOC015000 SOC007000
THEMA-Code
RGC JBFH
Release date
25 August 2021
Topics
Migration, Flucht
Readership
Human Geography, Social Anthropology, Sociology, Political Sciences, Science and Technology Studies
Keywords/Tags
Asylum, Governmentality, Bureaucracy, Switzerland, Europe, Fleeing, Migration, Social Geography, Geography

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