"Say what the government wants and do what is good for your family": facilitation of irregular migration in Ethiopia

Adugna, Fekadu, Deshingkar, Priya and Ayalew, Tekalign (2021) "Say what the government wants and do what is good for your family": facilitation of irregular migration in Ethiopia. In: Kefale, Asnake and Gebresenbet, Fana (eds.) Youth on the Move: Views from below on Ethiopian International Migration. African Arguments . Hurst Publishers, London, pp. 43-62. ISBN 9781787385702

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Abstract

This chapter departs from the widespread emphasis on the business aspects of migration facilitation and the victimisation of migrants by individual criminal brokers and smugglers. We highlight the role of aspiring migrants, their families, and other social relations such as religious networks. In other words, we try to understand migration facilitation from the perspective of both the migrants and their families and emphasise the active roles that kinship, friendship and religion play in the facilitation of migration, which is a departure from seeing the process as a hegemonic statist legal paradigm. We emphasise the agency of the migrants and their families in planning, finding brokers and playing an active part in initializsing the smuggling process and its financing to realise the migrants’ desired future and the wellbeing of their families.

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Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Geography
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Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2021 14:34
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2022 10:25
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/102508

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Migrating out of Poverty Research Programme ConsortiumG2194DFID-DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENTPO 4913