Migrant Smuggling and the Criminalisation of Migration in the EU: Policies and Practices from Italy (European Administrative Governance) (Hardcover)

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Migrant Smuggling and the Criminalisation of Migration in the EU: Policies and Practices from Italy (European Administrative Governance) (Hardcover)

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This book examines migrant smuggling and migration governance in the European Union. Following the 'refugee crisis' of 2014-15 and the rise in the number of people crossing the Mediterranean Sea, growing concern has been expressed in the media and elsewhere as to how EU institutions have tackled migrant smuggling. Focusing particularly on Italy during the period of the Eighth European Parliament (2014-19), the book assesses the evolution of anti-smuggling policies at EU and national level, and considers why institutions and policy-makers have failed to fully address the issue. Adopting a bottom-up approach, it also analyses the roles that people on the move, smugglers, law enforcers, the judiciary and border guards play in influencing policy processes. With political and public debates over migration more vociferous than ever, the book provides important insights into the EU approach to migrant smuggling. It will appeal to all those interested in public policy, migration studies, European politics and criminology.

Federico Alagna is Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, Scuola Normale Superiore, Italy, and Adjunct Professor of Political Science at the University of Bologna, Italy.
Product Details ISBN: 9783031625695
ISBN-10: 3031625692
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: September 24th, 2024
Language: English
Series: European Administrative Governance