Migrant Protest and Democratic States of Exception (Paperback)

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Migrant Protest and Democratic States of Exception (Paperback)

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Recognizing the radical disparity between migration/border policy and constitutional law "inside these borders," Kathleen R. Arnold focuses on two main forms of migrant protest to explore the meaning of resistance in a sovereign context: self-harming protest by detainees and faith-based sanctuary of individuals scheduled for detention.

This activism creates a "democratic state of exception," interrupting the legal process, altering discretionary forms of sovereign power, and enacting rights not formally granted; these efforts go beyond the assertion of liberal rights or merely restoring the rule of law (even if these are also goals), challenging the warfare state while constituting a demos that is formally illegible.

Migrant Protest and Democratic States of Exception will be of interest to scholars, migrant advocacy professionals (including INGO and IGO officers), graduate students, and advanced undergraduate students in a variety of fields from legal studies to forced migration and refugee studies, political science, human rights, protest history, and contemporary movements.

Kathleen R. Arnold is Director of the Refugee and Forced Migration Program at DePaul University. She is a political theorist who has written extensively on statelessness, displacement, and poverty. This is her sixth single-authored book.
Product Details ISBN: 9781032245591
ISBN-10: 103224559X
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: August 11th, 2023
Pages: 260
Language: English