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IMMIGRATION POLICY
POLITICHE DELL'IMMIGRAZIONE

A.Y. Credits
2021/2022 6
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Eduardo Barberis An hour before or after lessons, and anyway by appointment to be agreed via e-mail
Teaching in foreign languages
Course with optional materials in a foreign language English Spanish French
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

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Learning Objectives

This class is aimed to provide students with knowledge on immigration trends at local level, on the disadvantaged condition of minorities and migrants, and on related policy and practice. Thus, the programme will focus on: settlement patterns; national and local immigration policy models; immigration and welfare services; immigration and social work.

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
Social work with migrants and minorities: theory, practice, target groups
In the final part of the course, specific issues of students' interest may be discussed (for instance, racism and discrimination; asylum systems; intercultural mediation; new generations from an immigrant background; immigration outside gateways and in small towns)
 

Bridging Courses

None. Knowledge of basics of immigration studies are recommended. Please, ask the lecturer for suggestions.

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: linking theory and empirical evidences; awareness on discrimination in social work; ability to apply porper policy strategies in different cases - skills to be achieved with discussion on the relation between literature and recent events, simulations, field visits.

Making judgements:  using knowkedge to address and steer policy; doing critical policy analysis, in reference to measures and facts involving minorities and migrants. Skills to be achieved via discussion of events, news, simulations, case analysis and discussion with social workers

Communication skills: skills in using reflexively a non-discriminatory and non-oppressive language. Skills to be achieved reading textbooks and listening to lessons

Learning skills: skills in finding sources of information and interpretation on main issues in migration studies and policy
 

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. At least a field visit will be organized - if the pandemic situation will alllow it.


Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

Frontal lessons, with the support of ICT, audiovisuals, field visits and seminard.

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 anda action-researches on:
- intercultural education;
- intercultural mediation;
- urban diversity policy;
- tools for the quantitative analysis of immigration policy
- discrimination practices and antidiscrimination policy
- social participation of minorities and people from immigrant background

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. Migration processes in Europe and Italy
One of the following:
- M. Ambrosini, Irregular Immigration in Southern Europe, Palgrave, New York, 2018
- M. Balbo, Migrazioni e piccoli comuni, Franco Angeli, Milano, 2015
- M. Colucci, Storia dell'immigrazione straniera in Italia, Carocci, Roma, 2018
- M. Giovannetti, N. Zorzella (eds.), Ius migrandi, Angeli, Milano, 2020 (8 articles at student's choosing; this book can be downloaded here: http://ojs.francoangeli.it/_omp/index.php/oa/catalog/book/553)

Area 2. Immigration and social work
- E. Barberis, P. Boccagni, Il lavoro sociale con le persone immigrate, Maggioli, Santarcangelo di R. (RN), 2017

Area 3. Specific issues in immigration and social work
One of the following options:
- G. Faso, S. Bontempelli, Accogliere rifugiati e richiedenti asilo, CESVOT, Firenze, 2017 (free download here: http://www.cesvot.it/documentazione/accogliere-rifugiati-e-richiedenti-asilo )
- I. Fanlo Cortés e D. Ferrari (a cura di), I soggetti vulnerabili nei percorsi migratori, Giappichelli, Torino, 2020
- G. Mannella, F. Mantovani, M. Rescigno, Accoglienza e integrazione. Una sfida per il lavoro sociale, FrancoAngeli, Milano, 2019
- I. Camozzi, Sociologia delle relazioni interculturali, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2019
- E. Colombo, Sociologia delle relazioni interculturali, Carocci, Roma, 2020
- K. Rhazzali, Comunicazione interculturale e sfera pubblica, Carocci, Roma, 2015
- M. Mazzetti, Il dialogo transculturale, Carocci, Roma, 2018
- B. Segatto, D. Di Masi, A. Surian, L'ingiusta distanza. I percorsi dei minori stranieri non accompagnati dall'accoglienza alla cittadinanza, Franco Angeli, Milano, 2018 (free download here: http://bit.ly/francoangeli-oa )
- L.F. Peris Cancio, Tutela senza confini per i minori non accompagnati, Maggioli, Santarcangelo di R., 2018
- P. Campanella (ed.), Vite sottocosto, Aracne, Roma, 2018
- A. Biagiotti, T. Tarsia (a cura di), Traiettorie dell'inclusione, Carocci, Roma, 2020
- O. Ryndyk, B. Suter, G. Odden (eds), Migration to and from welfare states, Springer, Cham, 2021

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

Students that attend lessons regularly can write an essay, replacing the oral exam. 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 lecturer). 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:

- M. Ambrosini, Migrazioni, EGEA, Milano, 2019
- M. Ambrosini, L'invasione immaginaria, Laterza, Roma-Bari, 2020
- M. Omizzolo, Essere migranti in Italia, Meltemi, Milano, 2019
 

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 
- they show proficiency in professional lingo

Notes

Students can request to sit the final exam in English, Spanish or French 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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