The phrase ‘migration management’ has come to replace ‘immigration control’ and puts a more positive spin on it. Borrowed from the corporate world, the term ‘management’ suggests control and efficiency, and glosses over the multiple conflicts that are often involved, within states, between states, and between states and migrants. Is it possible to manage migrants who prefer to manage their own lives? What limits the ability of host states to manage migration? In particular, what human rights considerations need to be taken into account? And can and should researchers contribute to ‘better practice’ in this politicized field? This interdisciplinary round table tackles these issues and provides insights from the ongoing MIGMA-project.
Participants include: Maja Janmyr (University of Bergen), May-Len Skilbrei, Erlend Paasche &
Özlem Skribeland (all Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law, UiO, Norway)
Photo copyright: Sine Plambech (MIGMA)