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Deporting foreigners

Contested norms in international practice (NORMS)

Deportation of irregular migrants and rejected asylum seekers is widely known to pit host states against these migrants, but deportation also pits host states against these migrants’ origin states. Liberal European host states cannot unilaterally send migrants back to the origin state they come from.

Project period
2021 - 2024
Project employer
The Research Council of Norway
Project nr.
10483 / NFR: 314300
Project leader
Erlend Paasche
Status
Ongoing

About the project

The project identifies the norms that determine (non-)deportability and theorises the scoping conditions under which they are promoted and contested.

We’re hiring!

 

We’re hiring a doctoral fellow!

Application deadline 22. October 2021.

 

Research questions

  1. How do host and origin state agents involved with deportation normatively understand it?
  2. To which extent, how and under which conditions do these state agents engage in norm entrepreneurship to legitimise or delegitimise deportation?
  3. How do national norms of deportation evolve?
  4. To which extent and how do norms of deportation clash within the EU border agency Frontex?

Cooperation

Participants

Erlend Paasche

Erlend Paasche
Project leader
Institute for social research



 

 

Jan-Paul Brekke
Institute for social research

 

 

 

Grete Brochmann
University of Oslo

 

 

 

Post-doctoral researcher

Will be hired in 2022

Asnake Kefale

 

Asnake Kefale
Forum for Social Studies

 

 

Tefera Negash

 

Tefera Negash
Erasmus University Rotterdam

 

 

Wil Hout

 

Wil Hout
Erasmus University Rotterdam

 

 

 

Doctoral researcher

Will be hired in 2022