Il rombo dei cannoni? Immigration and the centre-right in Italy1

  title={Il rombo dei cannoni? Immigration and the centre-right in Italy1},
  author={Andrew Geddes},
  journal={Journal of European Public Policy},
  pages={349 - 366}
  • A. Geddes
  • Published 2008
  • Sociology
  • Journal of European Public Policy
This contribution analyses immigration policy during the five years of centre-right government in Italy 2001–06 led by Silvio Berlusconi and his Forza Italia party. It analyses the immigration discourse of the four main centre-right parties and the negotiations surrounding the landmark Bossi–Fini immigration law. It shows that, despite harsh and illiberal rhetoric, there were unprecedented increases in Italy's legally resident foreign population between 2001 and 2006. This contribution… Expand
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