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The Representation of the “European Refugee Crisis” in Italy: Domopolitics, Securitization, and Humanitarian Communication in Political and Media Discourses
in journal: Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies

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Release year: 2017
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Monica Colombo

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asylum crisis, Italy
The aim of this article is to offer an overview of how the “refugee crisis” has been discursively constructed in political and media discourses in Italy, focusing on how securitarian discourses are intertwined with other discourses, in particular, with humanitarian discourses. To this purpose, I offer an overview of how the refugee crisis has been represented by the Italian press and I examine the speech that Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi posted on his Facebook page after delivering the speech at the Italian Parliament the day before the special summit of the European Council called by Donald Tusk in the aftermath of the drowning tragedy that occurred in the Mediterranean Sea on April 18, 2015.