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Associations : les nouveaux guichets de l'immigration ? Du travail militant en préfecture

Abstract : This article shows the ambiguous relation existing between activists' work towards illegal immigrants and state institutions. Made for influencing immigration policies and accompanying and defending immigrants, activists' work is at the same time designed and conditioned by these very same policies. Non-profit organizations have to adapt their activities to the political context that structure their action frame. As a consequence, the nature of activists' work evolve towards a more routinized, law-centered, individualized and formalized orientation. This article then focuses on how this law-centered orientation makes non-profit organization and state institutions less distant. Immigration policies are therefore enforced with, and partly by, non-profit organizations. These evolutions build an institutionalization process of the illegal immigrants' cause. The analysis is based on observations led during local administrative commissions and within non-profit offices.
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Mathilde Pette. Associations : les nouveaux guichets de l'immigration ? Du travail militant en préfecture. Sociologie, Presses Universitaires de France, 2014, 5 (4), pp.405-421. ⟨hal-03133578⟩



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