Detention Decisions: Implementation Rationales of the Bureaucratic Use of Immigration Detention in Swiss Cantons

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Title
Detention Decisions: Implementation Rationales of the Bureaucratic Use of Immigration Detention in Swiss Cantons
Journal
Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies
Author(s)
Miaz Jonathan, Achermann Christin
Publication state
Published
Issued date
03/12/2021
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Pages
1-15
Language
english
Abstract
This article analyzes the coexisting meanings, interpretations and functions underlying the varying uses of immigration detention in Swiss cantons. The authors argue that cantonal immigration bureaucracies decide on administrative detention according to different and intertwined implementation rationales, revealing varying functions and reasonings which shape its uses in practice. This highlights the significant variation in subnational policies and practices with regards to immigration detention within a single federal country, depending on these rationales and the cantonal contexts. The cantonal discretionary implementation of the same legal norms leads to various cantonal policies, resulting in different numbers and profiles of persons detained.
Keywords
Immigration Detention, Discretion, Public Administration, Street-Level Bureaucracy, Decision-Making
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