The "imaginary world" of nationalistic ethics: Feasibility constraints on Nordic deportation corridors targeting unaccompanied Afghan minors

Bidragets oversatte titel: Nationalistisk etiks forestillingsverden: Gennemførlighedsbarrierer for Nordiske deportationskorridorer for uledsagede afghanske mindreårige

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This article examines Swedish, Danish and Norwegian governments’ participation in
the European Return Platform for Unaccompanied Minors (ERPUM) project and its
failed attempts to deport unaccompanied minors (UAMs) to Afghanistan. It argues that
ERPUM is an interesting and urgent case of a “deportation corridor” and suggests that
this framework can benefit from analysis through normative and applied ethics and in
particular discussions of feasibility constraints. It therefore identifies and critically
assesses two nationalistic arguments for deportation common in Nordic politics, based
on appeals credibility and humanitarianism. Considering the growth of nationalistic
immigration policies in Nordic states, the article turns the usual discussion of feasibility on its head by showing that not only cosmopolitan, but also nationalistic ethics must face up to charges of lacking realism. More specifically, it argues that the case of ERPUM illustrates how nationalistic deportation ethics may rely on inconsistent normative and erroneous empirical assumptions, which can be criticized for their arbitrariness, ideological grounding and lack of feasibility.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Artikelnummer3
TidsskriftEtikk i Praksis
Vol/bind12
Udgave nummer2
Sider (fra-til)47-68
Antal sider21
ISSN1890-3991
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 20 nov. 2018

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Imaginary World
Deportation
Minors
Grounding
Participation
Government
Applied Ethics
Humanitarianism
Credibility
Realism
Arbitrariness
Immigration Policy
Normative Ethics
Afghanistan

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  • Deportationskorridorer
  • ERPUM
  • immigrationsetik
  • gennemførlighed
  • uledsagede mindreårige
  • Afghanistan

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