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“Bridge Builders” in the Dispositif of Collaborative Inclusion. Enactments of Expertise in Cooperations between Local Administrations and Immigrant Associations

   | 07. Nov. 2022


Immigrant associations in Germany are increasingly approached as experts and included in administrative action. This article develops a heuristic informed by governmentality studies to analyse this cooperation practice. A document analysis shows that immigrant associations are addressed as “bridge builders” between public administration and migrants. Interviews with actors in a municipal cooperation setting in Berlin reveal the paradoxes of this interpellation as well as reflexive strategies of organisational self-positioning.

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