Recent Arrivals of Migrants and Asylum Seekers by Sea to Italy: Problems and Reactions

Monzini, Paola (2011) Recent Arrivals of Migrants and Asylum Seekers by Sea to Italy: Problems and Reactions. Elcano Newsletter (77). 7 p.. ISSN 1698-5184

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Abstract

The Italian government’s answer to the mass arrival of undocumented migrants and asylum seekers since the beginning of the present wave of political turmoil in North Africa must be seen in the context of both domestic political issues and international constraints. From the beginning of the present wave of political turmoil in North African countries and up to 8 April, 390 boats have arrived in Italy with a total of 25,867 undocumented migrants and asylum seekers, most of them Tunisians. The Italian government’s answer has been framed by both domestic political issues, such as the extreme anti-migrant attitude of the Lega Nord, and by international constraints, such as the refusal of other EU members to receive irregular economic migrants and the difficulty in establishing a workable repatriation accord with Tunisia. Given the situation, the Italian government has been trapped in its own web, made up of contradictory positions and exaggerated forecasts concerning migratory flows.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Estudio sólo disponible en inglés
Uncontrolled Keywords: Demografía, Población y Migraciones Internacionales
Subjects: INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS > POLITICAL ASYLUM.
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > COUNTRIES AND REGIONS > ITALY
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > COUNTRIES AND REGIONS > NORTH AFRICA
DEMOGRAPHY; POPULATION > MIGRATION > MIGRANT ASSIMILATION.
DEMOGRAPHY; POPULATION > MIGRATION > FORCED MIGRATION.
DEMOGRAPHY; POPULATION > MIGRATION > MIGRATION POLICY.
DEMOGRAPHY; POPULATION > MIGRATION > ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION.
ECONOMIC POLICY; SOCIAL POLICY; PLANNING > SOCIAL PROBLEMS > SOCIAL PROBLEMS
INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK > POLITICS > NATIONAL LIBERATION MOVEMENTS
CULTURE; SOCIETY > SOCIETY > SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS
CULTURE; SOCIETY > SOCIETY > SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
CULTURE; SOCIETY > SOCIETY > REVOLUTION
Divisions: Real Instituto Elcano, RIE
Depositing User: Jorge Horcas Pulido
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2012 02:50
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2012 02:50
URI: http://biblioteca.ribei.org/id/eprint/2164

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