New Trends in Italian Immigration Policies: 'To change everything in order to keep everything the same'

Finotelli, Claudia and Sciortino, Giuseppe (2008) New Trends in Italian Immigration Policies: 'To change everything in order to keep everything the same'. Elcano Newsletter (51). 7 p.. ISSN 1698-5184

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Abstract

This ARI looks at the recent developments in Italian immigration policies carried out in 2008 by the conservative government of Silvio Berlusconi. The measures against irregular migration approved in 2008 have given rise to a wave of criticism across the EU. The Italian government of Silvio Berlusoni has been accused of racism while the Italian Minister of the Interior insists that his measures are simply reasonable ways of dealing with irregular immigration and guaranteeing the safety of Italian citizens. This paper argues that the new rules, although more uncertain than they seem at first glance (and sometimes thoroughly unpleasant), do not solve the contradictory logic of Italy’s immigration policies, with an increasing demand for foreign labour conflicting with the trend towards more restrictive measures. The main object of this paper is to show that the reform proposed by the Italian government is unlikely to reduce the rate of irregular migrants in Italy.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Estudio sólo disponible en inglés
Uncontrolled Keywords: Demografía, Población y Migraciones Internacionales / Europa
Subjects: INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > COUNTRIES AND REGIONS > ITALY
DEMOGRAPHY; POPULATION > MIGRATION > IMMIGRATION LAW.
DEMOGRAPHY; POPULATION > MIGRATION > MIGRATION POLICY.
DEMOGRAPHY; POPULATION > MIGRATION > ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION.
CULTURE; SOCIETY > SOCIETY > SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS
Divisions: Real Instituto Elcano, RIE
Depositing User: Jorge Horcas Pulido
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2012 00:04
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2012 00:04
URI: http://biblioteca.ribei.org/id/eprint/1485

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