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“Voluntary Return” without Civil Society?

How the Exclusion of Nongovernment Actors from the Austrian and British Return Regimes Affects the Quality of Voluntariness

Reinhard Schweitzer

dimensions of voluntariness. I empirically support these arguments with the help of original qualitative field data providing insights into counseling practices within the Austrian and British return regimes, both of which have witnessed a shift from NGO to

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David Farrell-Banks

Transylvania precipitated a war around the Austrian border. Through these years, territory was won and lost as shifts in power played out across Europe and beyond. As Justin McCarthy (1997) notes, a narrative of clear rise and fall of the Ottoman Empire

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Are Museums Allowed to Keep a Secret?

Secret and Sacred Objects at the Weltmuseum Wien

Anna Bottesi

the occasion of the marriage between the Archduchess Leopoldina, daughter of the Austrian Emperor, and Don Pedro, heir to the Portuguese Crown ( Augustat 2012 ), was the most noteworthy. The first official location exclusively dedicated to preserving

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Marcos Farias Ferreira, Máiréad Nic Craith, Markéta Slavková, Linda M. Mülli, Mariann Vaczi, Annika Lems, and Işıl Karataş

), Wild und Schön: Der Krampus im Salzburger Land (Wien: LIT Verlag) The Krampus is a fascinating figure of socio-cultural life in the Austrian Alps: half-goat, half-demon, it appears at the beginning of winter. The Krampus usually accompanies St

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Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh and Mette Louise Berg

, Reinhard Schweitzer, and Zeynep Sahin Mencutek in the contexts of Canada, the UK and Austria, and Turkey respectively—“shows how voluntariness works to entangle unlikely subjects into policies and practices of migration management, hide the violence of

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Eliseu Carbonell, Laurent Sébastien Fournier, Lara Houston, Maarja Kaaristo, Agnieszka Pasieka, and Markéta Slavková

example, Munz's detailed account of how Swiss watch repair skills are revalued as they travel transnationally; Seidel's incredibly moving account of social reparation in the aftermath of the Holocaust in Austria; and Tschoepe's description of how Romani

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Editorial Introduction

The Role of “Voluntariness” in the Governance of Migration

Reinhard Schweitzer, Rachel Humphris, and Pierre Monforte

targeting migrants with no or precarious legal status (in Canada, the UK, Austria, and Turkey). While (Western) governments commonly present these programs as a more humane and less expensive alternative to enforced removal, in practice the two kinds of

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Building Bridges over Troubled Waters

EU Civil Servants and the Transcendence of Distance and Difference

Seamus Montgomery

), The Ending of Armageddon ( London : Oxford Aldon Press ). Mamic , U. , et al. ( 2016 ), ‘ Juncker Slaps Down Austrian “Muftis” Call for tighter EU Borders ’, Alpbach Media Academy , 21 August ,

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Being There While Not Being There

Reflections on Multi-sited Ethnography and Field Access in the Context of Forced Migration

Laura K. McAdam-Otto and Sarah Nimführ

her about his ongoing journey. She gained insights about his path to Germany, she even talked to people in Italian refugee camps where he found shelter; she was informed about police controls along the Austrian–German border. And finally, Bubak made it

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Refugees and Fish Fingers

How Visegrad Policymakers Used Emancipatory Narratives to Establish a ‘Right to Reject’

Lucia Najslova

knows. Some part of them went through Slovakia and Czechia, a part through Austria, we caught a few hundreds, something [ něco ] was caught by Austrians, but where is the rest? One only manages to catch [a few] percent. Simply, those people are not in