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.

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.

 

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