‘States of Ignorance: Governing Irregular Migration in France, Germany & the UK’
A lecture by Professor Christina Boswell (Dean of Research, College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, the University of Edinburgh)
Date: 9 March 2020
Professor Christina Boswell explores the relationship between knowledge and public policy. She draws on theories from political science and public policy, organisational sociology, science and technology studies, and Luhmann’s systems theory. Much of her work has focused on the production and uses of knowledge in immigration and asylum policy. She recently completed an ESRC project on “Seeing ‘Illegal’ Immigrants: State Monitoring and Political Rationality” (SIMs, 2016-18). The project explored how public authorities in the UK, France and Germany have constructed and monitored “illegal” residents since the late 1960s. The project team is working on a series of publications from the project, including a co-authored monograph (forthcoming in 2021).
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