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This research focuses on a major transformation in the international management of migration in Africa: the participation of return migrants (also called "returnees") in migration control in their countries of origin. No longer "heroes of return" encouraging the younger generation to migrate, nor even failed migrants in their communities of origin, returnees are increasingly encouraged to involve in initiatives aimed at strengthening migration control from their country of origin, be it through awareness-raising campaigns against irregular migration or assistance and reintegration programmes towards their peers. To what extent does the participation of returnees in migration control transform their relationship to mobility? Does it lead to their incorporation of imaginaries of immobility? Or does it operate as a resource in the definition of reintegration or migration strategies? To answer these questions, this project uses the concept of "indigenous intermediation", which allows to grasp the ambiguous involvement of returnees in migration control. The latter are indeed likely to reappropriate their participation in the fight against irregular migration according to their own agendas. In this context, the project assumes that the "indigenous intermediation" performed by returnees transforms both the exercise of migration control, and their own experience of return and relationship to mobility, as well as social relations at the local level. The project draws on ethnographic research carried out in a comparative perspective in Senegal and Mali.
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