Schengen’s Soft Underbelly? Irregular Migration and Human Smuggling across Land and Sea Borders to Italy
Irregular migration to or across Italy is usually associated with the idea of hundreds, sometimes thousands, of migrants crossing the Mediterranean crammed in long-worn ships barely staying afloat. Such journeys are often taken as evidence of the existence of hierarchically integrated, centralized, sophisticated, worldwide active, criminal cartels. The only problem with such received wisdoms is … Continue reading Schengen’s Soft Underbelly? Irregular Migration and Human Smuggling across Land and Sea Borders to Italy
Sea-border crossing: The organization of irregular migration to Italy
The arrival of rotting boats crowded with hundreds of individuals exhausted by a difficult crossing in wretched conditions is a powerful image too often seen in the Italian newspapers. In the majority of cases, the sea crossing is only a small part of a long and eventful journey. The cross-Mediterranean flow of migrants without papers … Continue reading Sea-border crossing: The organization of irregular migration to Italy
Introduction: International Migraton and Global Governance
This article serves as the introduction for this special issue of global Governance on interntional migration. It presents some of the key facts, figures, concepts, and debate on international migration that appear on the article that follow, and outlines their main arguments.