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dc.contributor.authorPETTRACHIN, Andrea
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-31T15:27:33Z
dc.date.available2019-10-31T15:27:33Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationItalian political science, 2019, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 1-20en
dc.identifier.issn2420-8434
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1814/64770
dc.descriptionPublished Sep 10, 2019en
dc.description.abstractThe local sphere of asylum policy, during the refugee crisis, became a key area of intervention for local governments. The existing literature on the topic has largely neglected the role of political affiliation in local asylum policy-making and the implications for policy implementation of mayors’ subjective understandings and decisionmaking. This article aims to fill these gaps by focusing on the case of ‘socially useful works’ (SUW) for asylum-seekers, a local policy that was defined as the Italian way to deal with the reception and integration of asylum-seekers. The article first analyses the outputs of this policy, assessing which local governments developed SUW policies, what types of measures were implemented and with what policy goals. Second, by applying insights from Weick’s sensemaking approach and relying on semi-structured interviews conducted in the Veneto region, it develops an account that analyses how and why these measures were adopted. The analysis concludes, first, that mayors’ party affiliations are a strong predictor of how SUW policies are (or are not) implemented. Second, it shows that mayors are not mere passive implementers: they adapt state-level guidelines to their own aims in ways that powerfully shape policy implementation and its outcomes. Third, the article shows how decisions about the implementation of SUW policies are significantly influenced by the mayors’ diverse interpretations of the many anti-migrant protests against asylum-seekers, and by different identity processes, past experiences and social relations.en
dc.description.sponsorshipERC FP-7/2007-2013, Grant Agreement No 340430 MIGPROSP ‘Prospects for International MigrationGovernance’en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherItalian political science / Società italiana di scienza politicaen
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/340430/EUen
dc.relation.ispartofItalian political scienceen
dc.relation.ispartofseries[Migration Policy Centre]en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesMIGPROSPen
dc.relation.urihttps://italianpoliticalscience.com/index.php/ips/article/view/100/78en
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.titleWhen asylum policies go local : the case of socially-useful works for asylum-seekersen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.volume14en
dc.identifier.startpage1en
dc.identifier.endpage20en
dc.identifier.issue1en
dc.rights.licenseAttribution 4.0 International*
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