The collection Europe of Migrations: Policies, Legal Issues and Experiences brings together scholars from law, sociology, history, and political science with the aim of taking the stock of these topics. The volume focuses particularly on three aspects: firstly, how the European Union is facing to the emergency of great fluxes of migrants, while its policies and rules are explicitly questioned or opposed by some Member States; secondly, which are the major legal issues at stake regarding the integration of migrants in the European countries; thirdly, how welcoming policies are dealt with national and local bodies and which matters involving ethnic diversity and new migrant communities may arise from specific experiences.
La collettanea Europa delle Migrazioni: Politiche, Questioni Legali e Esperienze riunisce studiosi di diritto, sociologia, storia e scienze politiche con l’obiettivo di prendere in considerazione queste materie. Il volume si concentra in particolare su tre aspetti: innanzitutto, come l'Unione europea si trovi ad affrontare l'emergenza di grandi flussi di migranti, mentre le sue politiche e le sue norme sono esplicitamente discusse o osteggiate da alcuni Stati membri; in secondo luogo, quali siano le principali questioni legali in gioco riguardo l'integrazione dei migranti nei paesi europei; in terzo luogo, come le politiche di accoglienza siano affrontate a livello nazionale e locale e quali questioni riguardanti la diversità etnica e le nuove comunità migranti possano derivare da esperienze particolari.
With a historical approach, the chapter is devoted to the examination of the characteristics of the community of Pakistani immigrants in Italy. The essay focuses in particular on the demographic characteristics of this community, on its religious and social values, and on the structures of political authority.
International trafficking from Punjab and exploitation of migrants workers in the Province of Latina are objects of the analysis by the author, also conducted through the participant observation working as a farmhand.
The North-Eastern part of Italy is examined by the research group of the Institute of International Sociology of Gorizia. Their chapter summarises the research’s findings on Gorizia, proposing future actions to implement the adaptive capacity of the actors involved in the management of the migration fluxes.