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The Resource The gray zone : sovereignty, human smuggling, and undercover police investigation in Europe, Gregory Feldman

The gray zone : sovereignty, human smuggling, and undercover police investigation in Europe, Gregory Feldman

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The gray zone : sovereignty, human smuggling, and undercover police investigation in Europe
Title
The gray zone
Title remainder
sovereignty, human smuggling, and undercover police investigation in Europe
Statement of responsibility
Gregory Feldman
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Based on rare, in-depth fieldwork among an undercover police investigative team working in a southern EU maritime state, Gregory Feldman examines how "taking action" against human smuggling rings requires the team to enter the "gray zone", a space where legal and policy prescriptions do not hold. Feldman asks how this seven-member team makes ethical judgments when they secretly investigate smugglers, traffickers, migrants, lawyers, shopkeepers, and many others. He asks readers to consider that gray zones create opportunities both to degrade subjects of investigations and to take unnecessary risks for them. Moving in either direction largely depends upon bureaucratic conditions and team members' willingness to see situations from a variety of perspectives. Feldman explores their personal experiences and daily work in order to crack open wider issues about sovereignty, action, ethics, and, ultimately, being human. Situated at the intersection of the EU migration apparatus and the global, clandestine networks it identifies as security threats, this book allows Feldman to outline an ethnographically-based theory of sovereign action.
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provided by publisher
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1969-
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Feldman, Gregory
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Anthropology of policy Stanford, Calif
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human smuggling
  • Human trafficking
  • Undercover operations
  • Police ethics
  • Sovereignty
Label
The gray zone : sovereignty, human smuggling, and undercover police investigation in Europe, Gregory Feldman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-212) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : sovereignties and their gray zones -- The ambiguity of truth : the ephemeral limits of security apparatuses -- Identity and the investigative team : violence, sovereignty, and personhood -- The thinness of secrecy -- Sovereign actions on a global stage -- Conclusion : alternatives within : the appearance of the second sovereign form despite the first
Control code
on1042081148
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xx, 214 pages
Isbn
9780804799225
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1042081148
Label
The gray zone : sovereignty, human smuggling, and undercover police investigation in Europe, Gregory Feldman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-212) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : sovereignties and their gray zones -- The ambiguity of truth : the ephemeral limits of security apparatuses -- Identity and the investigative team : violence, sovereignty, and personhood -- The thinness of secrecy -- Sovereign actions on a global stage -- Conclusion : alternatives within : the appearance of the second sovereign form despite the first
Control code
on1042081148
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xx, 214 pages
Isbn
9780804799225
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1042081148

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