Examining hidden coercion at state borders : why carrier sanctions cannot be justified

  • Sanctions placed upon airlines and other operators transporting persons without the required paperwork are called ‘carrier sanctions’. They constitute a key example of how border control mechanisms are currently being outsourced, privatized, delegated, and moved from the border itself to new physical locations. These practices can lead to a phenomenon referred to in this paper as ‘hidden coercion’. This paper argues that, while hidden coercion is commonplace in the reality of migration policy in most states, it is so far neglected in theoretical discussions of state coercion. Moreover, the discussion of carrier sanctions demonstrates that this neglect is problematic, since hidden coercion is not justifiable even within a framework that legitimizes state border coercion.

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Author:Tendayi Bloom, Verena Risse
Parent Title (English):Ethics & global politics
Publisher:Co-Action Publishing
Place of publication:Häggeby [u. a.]
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2014/07/25
Date of first Publication:2014/05/28
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2014/07/25
Tag:border control; carrier sanctions; coercion; immigration; justice
Page Number:18
First Page:65
Last Page:82
© 2014 T. Bloom & V. Risse. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported (CC BY 4.0) License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), allowing third parties to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format and to remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially, provided the original work is properly cited and states its license.
Institutes:Philosophie und Geschichtswissenschaften / Philosophie
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 32 Politikwissenschaft / 320 Politikwissenschaft
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 4.0