The Resource Redefining nations : nationhood and immigration in Italy and Spain, Any Correia Freitas

Redefining nations : nationhood and immigration in Italy and Spain, Any Correia Freitas

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Redefining nations : nationhood and immigration in Italy and Spain
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Redefining nations
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nationhood and immigration in Italy and Spain
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Any Correia Freitas
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eng
Summary
In the early 1990s, Italy and Spain, traditional labor exporters, started to acknowledge their new position as 'immigration countries'. This dissertation examines how both states have coped with the consequences of this rapid and unexpected shift. Combining discourse and policy analysis, we look mainly at political elites' (parties and their members) discourses and practices, during the first decade of the immigration turn (from early 1990s until the early 2000s). The literature has often treated Italy and Spain as examples of the same 'Mediterranean' group, also usually assuming that they have followed a very similar route towards immigrants' criminalization and a populist mobilization of the immigration theme. Adopting an innovative analytical perspective, this thesis arrives at an original understanding of both immigrants' representation and immigration politics in Italy and Spain. The predominant categories mobilized by Spanish and Italian political elites in the construction of the immigration 'problem', as well as the strategies used to seize the (political) opportunities offered by the immigration theme are more diverse than they seem. While in Italy a 'grammar' of insecurity has been reiterated and institutionalized by nearly all political groups throughout the 1990s, in Spain, parties have mostly treated immigration as a matter (problem) of social integration, politicizing ('criminalizing') the issue quite late in the decade. This dissertation concludes moreover that the rising influx of immigrants during the 1990s has triggered a revival of particular ways of framing the Italian and Spanish 'nations' and nationhood, which have strongly marked political actors' approach to immigrants and immigration politics. In this way, while in Italy the post-Fascist idea of a bounded Italianità, grounded on family ties and blood connections, have underlie immigration policy-making; the post-Franquist conception of a 'new', open and plural Spain has overruled in Spain. We show how these different national 'mythologies' were instrumental for legitimating quite similar (restrictive) policies.--
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Freitas, Any Correia
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Defence date: 8 July 2010
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  • 325.4
  • 305.80094
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Thesis (Ph. D.)--European University Institute (SPS), 2010.
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non fiction
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  • EUI PhD theses
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  • Immigrants
  • Immigrants
  • European Union countries
  • European Union countries
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Redefining nations : nationhood and immigration in Italy and Spain, Any Correia Freitas
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Examining Board: Maurizio Ambrosini (Univ. Milan); Margarita Gomez-Reino Cachafeiro, UNED, Madrid); Virginie Guiraudon (CERAPS-CNRS, Lille Centre for Politics) (External Co-Sipervisor); Peter Mair (EUI) (Supervisor)
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-368)
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FIEB16732819
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30 cm.
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viii, 386 pages
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)1038760365
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Redefining nations : nationhood and immigration in Italy and Spain, Any Correia Freitas
Publication
Note
Examining Board: Maurizio Ambrosini (Univ. Milan); Margarita Gomez-Reino Cachafeiro, UNED, Madrid); Virginie Guiraudon (CERAPS-CNRS, Lille Centre for Politics) (External Co-Sipervisor); Peter Mair (EUI) (Supervisor)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-368)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEB16732819
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
viii, 386 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1038760365

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