This book outlines the European framework of family reunification and the reasons for focussing on Austria, Finland and Germany. It presents the case studies that provide a general understanding of how DNA testing affects the national immigration policies.
Table of Contents
1. Constellations, Complexities and Challenges of Researching DNA Analysis for Family Reunification: An Introduction 2. Germany: The Geneticisation of the Family 3. Finland: Securing Human Rights, Suspecting Fraud 4. Austria: DNA Profiling as a Lie Detector 5. Ethical Aspects of DNA Testing for Family Reunification 6. Governing DNA Analysis for Family Reunification: A Comparative Perspective
Torsten Heinemann is Professor of Sociology with a focus on Social Problems and Social Control in the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Hamburg, and Associate Senior Research Fellow in the Biotechnologies, Nature and Society Research Group in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany. Ilpo Helén is Professor of Sociology in the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu and Kuopio, and a docent of sociology at the University of Helsinki, Finland. Thomas Lemke is Professor of Sociology with a focus on Biotechnologies, Nature and Society in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany. He is the author of Perspectives on Genetic Discrimination, Biopolitics: An Advanced Introduction, and Foucault, Governmentality and Critique, and co-editor of Governmentality: Current Issues and Future Challenges. Ursula Naue is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the University of Vienna in Austria. Martin G. Weiss is Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Klagenfurt, Austria and co-editor of Ethics, Society, Politics.