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Contradictory Tendencies in Italy’s Immigration Policies: A Contemporary Analysis

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posted on 2022-01-27, 19:14 authored by Priscillia Darcy

This research paper is an exploratory examination of the complex migrant situation in Italy. Beginning with a historical-comparative examination of how Italy’s migration policies and laws evolved over the years, informing the current situation concerning the country’s management of migration flows and the subsequent treatment of migrants arriving to its coasts, before finally discussing the most recent rise of the right, and anti-migrant policies. It identifies the current and most controversial topics concerning the region; Italy’s management and the problematic treatment of migrants arriving to its coasts and the eroding relationship between the country and the rest of the international community as it deals with the continuing challenge.



Master of Arts


Immigration and Settlement Studies

Granting Institution

Ryerson University

LAC Thesis Type


Thesis Advisor

Dr. Tariq Amin-Khan