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Punitive inclusion: the political economy of irregular migration in the margins of Europe

Cheliotis, Leonidas K. (2017) Punitive inclusion: the political economy of irregular migration in the margins of Europe. European Journal of Criminology, 14 (1). pp. 78-99. ISSN 1477-3708

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Identification Number: 10.1177/1477370816640137

Abstract

Focusing on the treatment irregular migrants have received in Greece since the early 1990s, this article seeks to advance critical scholarship on how European countries have responded to migration from impoverished or otherwise disadvantaged parts of the globe over recent decades. The article first draws attention to ways in which purportedly exclusionary approaches to irregular migration control may be imperfect by design, insofar as restrictions are imposed on outflows to secure an exploitable workforce that serves important labour market needs and, by extension, dominant political interests in the ‘host’ state. Moving on to address the precise ways in which labour exploitation of irregular migrants is brought into effect, the article demonstrates how seemingly unrelated state policies and practices regarding matters of migration, welfare, employment and criminal justice, as well as certain manifestations of anti-migrant violence by non-state actors, may act in combination with one another to this end.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://euc.sagepub.com/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2016 11:27
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2019 02:24
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/65189

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