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date: 20 March 2019

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Starting from the observation that statehood and migration are co-constitutive, the chapter first recapitulates the evolution of migration governance in ‘areas of consolidated statehood’. It then turns to areas of limited statehood and shows that limited statehood indeed reflects in limited state involvement in migration governance, in particular regarding migrants’ rights, and that differences in countries’ formal commitments (e.g. between Asian and African states) have little repercussions on political practice. In addition, many governance functions linked to the provision of collective goods are assumed by international and private actors. Finally, consolidated states have engaged in intensive external governance promotion towards countries of origin and transit of migrants in an attempt to regain control over undesired migration flows. While symbolically upholding the notion of sovereignty, these practices of externalization may be interpreted as deliberate limitation of statehood.

Keywords: migration, statehood, limited statehood, refugees, migrant rights, protection, irregular migration, camps, extraterritorialization, externalization

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