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Ethico-political Governmentality of Global Immigration and Asylum

  • Dilek Karal
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Abstract

This chapter reveals macro level analysis of data regarding governmentality of immigration and asylum. This chapter starts with a brief history on development of immigration and asylum policies in the world. While observing ethico-political dynamics in policymaking processes and policies, the chapter tackles the issues of problematization of migration and immigrants, securitization of immigration as a technology of governmentality, the promotion of the society and self within the liberal responsibilization paradigm of governmentality. This chapter also covers exclusionary, categorizing, sometimes ethnocentric aspects of post-social/ethico-political governmentality. The question of “How ethico-political technologies/policies problematize immigration, asylum and agents of these issues?” provides us with a picture of a different and mostly repressive/exclusionary character of modern-day immigration and asylum policymaking. This part contends that the ethico-political agenda for governance of immigrants in the world discards global political economic or structural dynamics of international migration and places it into a security-based ethical judgment agenda.

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