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The Resource Asylum Matters : On the Front Line of Administrative Decision-Making, by Laura Affolter, (electronic resource)

Asylum Matters : On the Front Line of Administrative Decision-Making, by Laura Affolter, (electronic resource)

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Asylum Matters : On the Front Line of Administrative Decision-Making
Title
Asylum Matters
Title remainder
On the Front Line of Administrative Decision-Making
Statement of responsibility
by Laura Affolter
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This open access book examines everyday practices in an asylum administration. Asylum decisions are often criticised as being ‘subjective’ or ‘arbitrary’. Asylum Matters turns this claim on its head. Through the ethnographic study of asylum decision-making in the Swiss Secretariat for Migration, the book shows how regularities in administrative practice and ‘socialised subjectivity’ are produced. It argues that asylum caseworkers acquire an institutional habitus through their socialisation on the job, making them ‘carriers’ of routine practices. The different chapters of the book deal with what it means to methodologically study administrative practice: with how asylum proceedings work in Switzerland and with the role different types of knowledge play in overcoming the uncertainties inherent in refugee status and credibility determination. It sheds light on organisational socialisation processes and on the professional norms and values at the heart of administrative work. By doing so, it shows how disbelief becomes normalised in the office. This book speaks to legal scholars, sociologists, anthropologists, human geographers and political scientists interested in bureaucracy, asylum law, migration studies and socio-legal studies, and to NGOs working in the field of asylum. Laura Affolter is a postdoctoral researcher in the Research Group Sociology of Law at the Hamburg Institute for Social Research, Germany, and Associate Researcher at the Institute for Social Anthropology in Bern, Switzerland. Her (co-authored) publications include Taking the ‘Just’ Decision (2019) and Keeping Numbers Low in the Name of Fairness (2020).--
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Affolter, Laura
Dewey number
341.48
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Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Open Access e-Books
  • Palgrave Socio-Legal Studies
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  • Human rights
  • Criminology
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Human geography
  • Social justice
Label
Asylum Matters : On the Front Line of Administrative Decision-Making, by Laura Affolter, (electronic resource)
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https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-61512-3
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978-3-030-61512-3
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Edition
1st ed. 2021.
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9783030615123
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(OCoLC)1225158476
Label
Asylum Matters : On the Front Line of Administrative Decision-Making, by Laura Affolter, (electronic resource)
Link
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-61512-3
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
978-3-030-61512-3
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2021.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9783030615123
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
absent
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access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1225158476

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