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About Elisabetta Della Corte

Elisabetta Della Corte is senior researcher in sociology at the department of Sociology and Political Science, University of Calabria.

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Between exit and voice: refugees' stories from Lampedusa to Hamburg

European politics currently serves to reinforce the ‘Fortress’, leaving refugees vulnerable and futureless, battling a system which is waging war against them. But 'Lampedusa in Hamburg' demonstrates that civil society can work effectively with migrants for their rights to a safe existence.

The racist attacks against Cécile Kyenge and the enduring myth of the ‘nice’ Italian

Italy still lacks a collective reflection on the way it has dealt with the relationship between race, gender, nation, identity and immigration, both in the present and in the past. But Cécile Kyenge, Italy's first black minister, is beginning to show the way.

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