Why do they take the money and not give visas? The governmentality of consulate offices in Cameroon

Why do they take the money and not give visas? The governmentality of consulate offices in Cameroon

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This chapter focuses on disciplinary techniques of consulate officers vis-à-vis migration brokers and cross-border travellers. It contributes towards our understanding of so-called migration management by questioning a truth regime about how and why to differentiate between different actors that discipline migration. Within the policy domain, migration brokers are framed in terms of crimes and profit and state actors in terms of the law and transparency. This chapter openly asks what it takes to get a visa and in doing so queries connections between travel permits and money. 

 

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  • Alpes,Maybritt Jill. “’Why do they take the money and not give visas?’: The governmentality of consulate offices in Cameroon”, in Disciplining the transnational movement of people, Pecoud, A. and Geiger, M. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, p.145-161.