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The Capability of ‘Models’ to Withstand Change

The Bologna Area in the Wake of Law 132/2018

Stefania Spada    Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna, Italia    

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This essay aims to reflect about the impact of the recent Italian Law 132/2018 and its effects on the reception policies for asylum seekers in the area of the Metropolitan City of Bologna. Starting to the fact that the system of developed in Bologna is considered a model of excellence, this contribution aims to examine its ability to deal the erosion of rights for asylum seekers provided by recent legislation. Will the integrated territorial system of reception and services react to the restrictions in access and protection imposed by Law 132/2018? The contribution is intended to give back the evolutions of the territorial system, trying to bring out the ambiguities and the founding causes of the criticalities that have become structural. Is it appropriate to speak of a model? If so, with what risks arising from the bureaucratic action that characterises the system at the apical level? A last paragraph will also be dedicated to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the territorial reception system, having affected the dynamics exposed in the essay.

Pubblicato
27 Ottobre 2021
Accettato
28 Novembre 2020
Presentato
23 Settembre 2020
Lingua
EN
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-533-9
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-532-2

Keywords: Reception systemWelfareAsylum seekersBologna areaFundamental rightsCOVID-19ModelLaw 132/2018

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