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Migration Regimes and Social Conflict: Going the other way: deportation, repatriation and return




Return migration – forced and voluntary, registered and unregistered, individual and collective, imagined, feared or realized – is a constitutive part of the migration cycle. Any form of return migration extends beyond the crossing of borders, involving not only the physical movement but pre-return decision making, imagining and adjusting, and lastly potentially protracted post-return situations. Just as its preceding initial migration, it is not only shaped by the individuals who travel, but also return regimes with specific interests, conceptualisations of return, and administrative procedures. In addition, many forms of (potential) return are highly politically and socially contested.
In this course, we will highlight different forms of return migration from pre- to post-return stages. We engage with concepts and practices commonly used in policy and academia likewise – including ‘repatriation after conflict’, ‘return sustainability’ and ‘return for development’ and analyse when, how and why they are used. Within this broad field, we follow an emphasis on the establishment of a ‘return impetus’ institutionalised in EUrope for migrants who do not have an according residence permit – including ‘return voluntariness’ and ‘assistance’, ‘deportability’ and ‘deportation’ and ‘successful reintegration’. Along the way, we observe the multiple conflictive fields in which migrants, administrative actors and ‘home’ societies find themselves in.

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Ort: (online seminar room (link shared at 1. session)): Fr. 12:00 - 14:00 (7x), (BigBlueButton Raum in "Meetings"): Montag, 24.10.2022 10:00 - 12:00, 22/107: Freitag, 13.01.2023 10:00 - 17:00
Zeiten: Fr. 12:00 - 14:00 (wöchentlich) - We will meet online in a digital room which will be further specified at our first online meeting on October 24., Termine am Montag, 24.10.2022 10:00 - 12:00, Freitag, 13.01.2023 10:00 - 17:00
Erster Termin: Montag, 24.10.2022 10:00 - 12:00, Ort: (BigBlueButton Raum in "Meetings")
Veranstaltungsart: Seminar (Offizielle Lehrveranstaltungen)
ECTS-Punkte: 4
Art der Durchführung: Online-Sitzungen ohne Video-Aufzeichnung (live per Videokonferenz) [online]


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