Legitimized Refugees

A Critical Investigation of Legitimacy Claims within the Precedents of Swedish Asylum Law

Martin Joormann

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Description

Legitimized Refugees investigates the question of how the Swedish migration bureaucracy’s highest legal instance, the Migration Court of Appeal, legitimizes decisions that affect the lives of asylum seekers. Based on critical discourse analysis of precedents and informed by semi-structured interviews with migration court judges, the study illustrates the textual construction of last-instance decisions that concern families with children; class, ethnicity, religion, gender and sexuality; and the policy of ‘regulated immigration’. Thus, it challenges the institutionalized power imbalance that is built into the asylum system.

Additional information

Weight 508 g
Dimensions 16 x 155 x 220 mm
Language

English

Number of pages

270

Publication year

2019

Format

Paperback

ISBN

978-91-7267-411-0

ISSN

1652-8220

Volume

54

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