Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance

The Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG) is a University designated Centre of Research Excellence

Italy United, Italy Divided? Identity and Citizenship in Italy: The Politics of the Contemporary

Friday, 1 April 2011, 10:30 - 16:00

The Open University in the West Midlands, Harborne, Birmingham, B17 9NB

Map and Directions: www3.open.ac.uk/near-you/west-midlands/p4.asp

Italy United, Italy Divided? Identity and Citizenship in Italy: The Politics of the Contemporary

 

Programme

10:30 -11:00 Arrival and coffee

11:00 -13:00 Opening Session: New Europeans? Identity, Citizenship and Immigration

Policy in Italy

Jef Huysmans, CCIG Director: Introduction

Gisela Stuart MP: Security and Immigration in Europe

Vicki Squire: The Contested Politics of Mobility

Claudia Aradau: The Roma in Europe: Mobility, Security and Citizenship’

Daniele Albertazzi: The Lega Nord: law and order and immigration policies

Somalian Migration to Italy: Identity and Resistance. Showing of short video of

Simone Brioni’s ‘La Quarta Via’ (ITA, 38), (See above: With English subtitles to

be added)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nmHWQiLQm8

13:00 -14.00 Lunch

14:00 -16:00 Afternoon Session: Civil Society, the Big Society and Italy’s Political Class

Clare Watters (Research student Birmingham University): ‘Standing Up for

Italy: Comedians Versus the Political Elite’

Francesco Grillo (Director Vision): ‘The Big Society Debate in Italy’

James Newell (Professor of Politics Salford and editor Italian Bulletin of

Politics) ‘Civil Society in the Berlusconi Era’

Geoff Andrews: ‘In search of the State’

16:30 Tea and departure

Registration

RSVP: Julia Ornelas j.ornelas@open.ac.uk

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