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Migration

BICC understands migration as a permanent feature of social life. Yet, it does—and continues to—face external influence and regulation attempts, both by state and non-state actors. This includes initiatives to promote freedom of movement as well as measures to channel or restrict others. BICC critically examines discourses, which legitimize organized violence vis-à-vis migration and suggests strategies for dealing with them. It also takes into account means and practices of organized violence, such as fences, camps, surveillance technologies, border patrols, identity checks and deportations, and shows a keen interest in the strategies migrants employ to deal with and overcome situations of violence they may be exposed to.

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