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IMMIGRATION POLICY
POLITICHE DELL'IMMIGRAZIONE

The local dimension of immigration policy
Immigrazione e dimensione territoriale

A.Y. Credits
2016/2017 6
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Eduardo Barberis One hour before lessons, and on request by e-mail
Teaching in foreign languages
Course with optional materials in a foreign language English
This course is entirely taught in Italian. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Date Time Classroom / Location

Learning Objectives

This class is aimed to provide students with knoeledge on immigration trends at local level, on related policy and practice. Thus, the programme will focus on: setllement patterns; national and local immigration policy models; immigration and welfare services. Lessons can be adapted according to ongoing relevant public debates

In particular, attention will be paid to public debates on planning and managing immigrant policies, and implementation strategies enacted by different stakeholders (at EU, national, regional and local level; in public, profit and non-profit arenas); on the anti-racist social work and on tools like intercultural mediation.

Program

Immigration, welfare and social policy
Immigrant policies and immigration policies
National models and immigration policy
The management of Italian immigration policy: history and sociology
The local dimension of immigration policy: policy networks and rescaling processes

In the second part of the lessons, according to students' interests, one or more of the following issues will be discussed:
- antiracist social work
- recent migrations and their reception
- intercultural mediation
- immigration and educational systems
- immigration and small towns

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

Knowledge and understanding: knwoledge of main theories on immigration policy; understaing of main literature on immigration policy. Such knowledge and understanding has to be achieved by studying suggested literature.

Applying knowledge and understanding: critical policy analysis; linking theory and empirical evidences; awareness on discrimination in social work - skills to be achieved with discussion on the relation between literature and recent events  

Skills: using knowledge and understanding above to define research and practice on immigration policy. Skills to be achieved via simulations and discussions with social workers

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Supporting Activities

Seminars can be organized and agreed with students during the year. They will be related to theoretical or empirical issues, with external experts and/or by watching and debating videos.


Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

Frontal lessons, with the support of ICT and audiovisuals.

During the lessons, supplementary materials will be given, that may partly substitute reference literature.

On a voluntary basis and according to available projects, students can be involved in fieldwork researches on:
- intercultural education;
- intercultural mediation;
- urban diversity policy;
- tools for the quantitative analysis of immigration policy
- discrimination practices and antidiscrimination policy

Attendance

Being present to minimum 75% of lesson hours. Studying reference literature: it is possible to arrange an individualized programme or to write a short essay substituting reference literature. The essay must be written in autonomy and studying a minimum of three books; a plagiarism checker will be used.

Course books

Students that will attend lessons regularly and do not ask for an individualized programme must study three books (one per area) chosen in the list below.

Area 1. Local dimension of migration processes
One of the following:
- E. Rossi, F. Biondi dal Monte, M. Vrenna, a cura di, La governance dell'immigrazione. Diritti, politiche e competenze, il Mulino, Bologna, 2013 (2 chapter at students' choice per section -- i.e. 6 chapters)
- A. Agustoni, A. Alietti, a cura di, Territori e pratiche di convivenza interetnica, Angeli, Milano, 2015
- Sociologica - Italian Journal of Sociology online, 2/2015. Simposio. Rescaling Immigration Paths: Emerging Settlement Patterns beyond Gateway Cities. Articles can be download for free (once registered) from the website http://www.sociologica.mulino.it/ 
- M. Balbo, Migrazioni e piccoli comuni, Franco Angeli, Milano, 2015

Area 2. Immigrazione, socio-economic participation, discrimination and inequality
One of the following:
- Limes 6/2015 – “Chi bussa alla nostra porta”
- Prospettive Sociali e Sanitarie, Suppl. al n. 1, inverno 2016 -- "Emergenza profughi, quale accoglienza?"
- L. Dominelli, Anti-Racist Social Work. Palgrave, London, 2008.
- C. Saraceno, N. Sartor, G. Sciortino, a cura di, Stranieri e diseguali. Le diseguaglianze nei diritti e nelle condizioni di vita degli immigrati, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2013 (6 chapters at student's choice).
- R. Siebert, Il razzismo. Il riconoscimento negato. Carocci, Roma, 2009.
- La Rivista delle Politiche Sociali, 2-3/2015. "Migranti, rifugiati e politiche sociali"
- A. Amin, Europa, terra di estranei. Mimesis, Milano-Udine, 2016

Area 3. Intercultural mediation
One of the following:
- K. Razzali, Comunicazione interculturale e sfera pubblica, Carocci, Roma, 2015
- Rivista Mondi Migranti, numero 1/2012
- L. Luatti, Mediatori atleti dell'incontro, Vannini, Gussago, 2011.

Please, note that most of reference texts can be found in digital version on the website of their publishing houses

Assessment

Oral exam, with a discussion on reference literature and their relation with practices, experiences, recent events and debates

Students are particularly appreciated when:
- they study books in foreign languages
- they show to be able to connect different concepts, theories, researches
- they take part into research activities, and are able to connect knowledge and experience
- the proficiency in professional lingo

For those writing an essay, the exam will focus on its discussion. The essay must be around 15 pages long, and must imply the study and analysis of a minimum of three books (to be agreed with the professor). The essay must be delivered at least 10 days before the exam.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Didactics

Studying suggested literature

Attendance

Studying reference literature: it is possible to arrange an individualized programme

Course books

Besides the same literature foreseen for students regularly atting lessons, those not attending or attending irregularly must study one of the following volumes:

- A. Colombo, Fuori controllo? Miti e realtà dell'immigrazione in Italia, il Mulino, Bologna, 2012

- S. Allievi, G. Della Zuanna, Tutto quello che non vi hanno mai detto sull'immigrazione, Laterza, Roma-Bari, 2016

Assessment

Oral exam, with a discussion on reference literature and their relation with practices, experiences, recent events and debates

Students are particularly appreciated when:
- they study books in foreign languages
- they show to be able to connect different concepts, theories, researches
- they take part into research activities, and are able to connect knowledge and experience 
- the proficiency in professional lingo

Notes

Students can request to sit the final exam in English with an alternative programme

The professor can support students interested in training on issues consistent with the arguments of the lessons

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