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Governing at a Distance: The Elaboration of Controls in British Immigration

Lydia Morris
The International Migration Review
Vol. 32, No. 4 (Winter, 1998), pp. 949-973
DOI: 10.2307/2547667
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2547667
Page Count: 25
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Abstract

This article considers the possibility that aspects of recent thinking on governmentality could be applied to the delimitation of rights and elaboration of controls in the policy and practice of British immigration over the period of Conservative rule. First, the complex of external strategies which interact to control and inhibit migration, including the discursive assertion of sovereign boundaries in the face of moves towards a frontier-free Europe are reviewed. Then, turning to official expressions of concern over public funds, the centrality of this rationale in the drive for correspondence between benefit regulations and immigration rules is documented. This drive, it is argued, is a key tactic in the development of internal controls, both as a basis for interagency cooperation and the means by which service providers can be encouraged to police migration. Finally, the paper shows how the rationality dictating these changes has itself been questioned and further elaborates the limits of "governmentality" in practice.

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