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Introduction

  • Dilek Karal
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Abstract

This chapter introduces the research questions and main arguments of the book. Studies on governmentality have problematized the construction of an ethico-political paradigm in modern day policymaking as a means to create responsibilizing, collectivizing and socializing power (Rose, Powers of freedom: reframing political thought. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1999). This book aims to unearth how discourses and practices of the ethico-political paradigm are embedded and reproduced in global immigration and asylum policy propositions regarding Ethiopia. Through content analysis of annual reports and key informant interviews the chapter discloses that ethico-political power is constructed in global policy propositions for Ethiopian immigration and asylum issues via visible, technical, rational, and identity formative aspects. In addition, an ethico-political paradigm reflects on Ethiopia at differing levels, such as positioning the country as a “safe third country” of the Global North, strengthening of control over immigrants, and increasing dependence on individual and community as a part of neoliberal policymaking.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dilek Karal
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  1. 1.Bir Dünya Çocuk DerneğiGaziantepTurkey

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