Immigration in Italy: Between Exodus and Diaspora

The phenomenon of migration is one of the modern-day elements that make the relationship between global flows and geographical culture more symbolically ambivalent. As with the globalisation of goods and information, the globalisation of people – as “naked lives” – is a flow capable of generating risks and opportunities, depending on how it affects territories and the resulting lengthy identity drifts. Immigration as an epoch-making phenomenon can only be tackled by stronger governments, stronger markets and far stronger community involvement. Here are some truths about Italy's situation.