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ESTEVEZ, Ariadna. The necropolitical dispositif of production and administration of forced migration at the United States-Mexico Border. Estud. front [online]. 2018, vol.19, e010.  Epub May 22, 2018. ISSN 2395-9134.

The objective of the article is to develop the theory of the necropolitical dispositif for the production and management of forced migration. The methodological design is deductive, that is, it is based on fundamentally documentary sources through which theorization was reached. Even though it has the limitations of the method, the article is innovative because it systematically analyzes subjective phenomena -migrants, deportees, displaced and asylum seekers stranded or awaiting judicial decisions that live in rubbish dumps and other similar places- and structural phenomena -political and sexual violence, impunity and economic megaprojects- to propose a theorization of forced migration as an apparatus that operationalizes a series of policies, the purpose of which is the management the death of disposable populations for the reproduction of neoliberal capitalism, both legal and criminal, and the political and social circumstances that sustain it.

Keywords : migration; necropolitics; structural violence; criminal violence; United States-Mexico border.

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