The Legality of Return
Poster at IOM office in Lagos, Nigeria. Photo: Janus Metz.
Information about the PhD project to be part of the project Transnationalism from above and below: Migration management and how migrants manage (MIGMA).
About the project
Transnationalism from above and below: Migration management and how migrants manage (MIGMA) examines Norwegian attempts to return Nigerian migrants, enacting a project of exclusion and excision in the pursuit of governance.
MIGMA will offer a theoretically informed empirical exploration of legal instruments central to the sustainability of current migration management, and explore their effects and efficiency. The aim of the research is to contribute with knowledge relevant to Norwegian policy development, by linking Norwegian migration management to wider circuits of migration and understanding it in a broader comparative framework.
The Legality of Return: Comparative perspectives provides a a cross-country comparative perspective of the legality of managed return in Norway, Denmark and Italy, how these host states enact intra-Schengen Return and how their policies are experienced and narrated by migrants, and how these host states have more or less successfully sought to establish a readmission agreement With Nigeria.
The Legality of Return: Comparative Perspectives involves Özlem Gürakar-Skribeland, Maja Janmyr (University of Bergen) and Sine Plambech (DIIS).