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About Patrizia Testai

Patrizia Testai has researched migrant labour, trafficking, prostitution, and the social and legal construction of victims of sex trafficking within the system of protection and assistance programmes designed for them in Italy. She is currently involved with the organisation Defence for Children Italy in carrying out field research on reception services for migrant people in Italy, especially unaccompanied migrant children.

Articles by Patrizia Testai

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Fascist legacies: Italy’s approach to mobility and mobile labour

Italy abolished Mussolini-era laws restricting internal mobility in the 1960s, yet troubling continuities exist between these regulations and current efforts to control Italy’s migrant population.

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