Immigration Detention in Greece and UK

R. Furman, D. Epps and G Lamphear (eds.) Detaining the Immigrant Other: Global and Transnational Issues. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Criminal Justice, Borders and Citizenship Research Paper No. 2745190

20 Pages Posted: 10 Mar 2016

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Mary Bosworth

University of Oxford - Faculty of Law; University of Oxford - Border Criminologies

Andriani Fili

University of Oxford; Monash University - Faculty of Law; University of Oxford - Border Criminologies

Date Written: 2016

Abstract

For too long, both Greece and Britain have sought to reduce rates of irregular migration by relying increasingly on detaining the immigrant other. In both countries, detention practices raise a series of profound normative questions. Starting with a general overview of the Greek and British immigration system, this article turns to focus more narrowly on life and experiences of detainees and staff in the many detention sites in the two countries. Drawing on ethnographic research in two European member states, this article hopes to contribute to the nascent body of applied research in this field. In so doing, we outline the need for more empirical analysis of life in immigration detention with a view to understanding the internal dynamics that condition how detention is experienced and managed in these two countries.

Keywords: immigration detention, Greece, UK, ethnography, irregular migration

Suggested Citation

Bosworth, Mary and Fili, Andriani, Immigration Detention in Greece and UK (2016). R. Furman, D. Epps and G Lamphear (eds.) Detaining the Immigrant Other: Global and Transnational Issues. Oxford: Oxford University Press; Criminal Justice, Borders and Citizenship Research Paper No. 2745190. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2745190

Mary Bosworth (Contact Author)

University of Oxford - Faculty of Law ( email )

University of Oxford - Border Criminologies ( email )

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Andriani Fili

University of Oxford ( email )

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Monash University - Faculty of Law ( email )

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Clayton, Victoria 3800
Australia

University of Oxford - Border Criminologies ( email )

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Manor Rd
Oxford, OX1 3UQ
United Kingdom

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