Finlands Akademi
Sökande / Kontakt person Huttunen, Laura
Organisation Tammerfors universitet
Projektets titel Governance and grieving: Disappearing migrants and emergent politics
Beslutnr 315979
Beslutsdatum 05.06.2018
Finansierings period 01.09.2018 - 31.12.2018
Finansiering 31 840
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Beskrivning av projektet
Thousands of people go missing every year, many of them while migrating. Disappearances always create great anxiety in families left behind. Moreover, they create problems for the smooth running of state bureaucracies. This project maps different situations where people go missing from their families and communities in migratory contexts, and the policies addressing the disappearances. We have three empirical focuses: irregular migration, intra-EU labor migration and tourism. We aim to understand the predicament of the families of the missing as well as the policies of addressing the disappearances by both states and various organizations. Our main research questions are: How are disappearing mobile people recognized, conceptualized and politicized by different agents, including states, inter-governmental organizations, various grassroots organization as well as the families? How do the family members of missing persons negotiate with the official procedures?