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

Martin Lemberg-Pedersen

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    Abstrakt

    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.
    Bidragets oversatte titelNationalistisk etiks forestillingsverden: Gennemførlighedsbarrierer for Nordiske deportationskorridorer for uledsagede afghanske mindreårige
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    Artikelnummer3
    TidsskriftEtikk i Praksis
    Vol/bind12
    Udgave nummer2
    Sider (fra-til)47-68
    Antal sider21
    ISSN1890-3991
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - 20 nov. 2018

    Emneord

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

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