The «migrant crisis» and the rise of anti-humanitarian populism

Author/s Luca Scuccimarra
Publishing Year 2020 Issue 2020/123 Language Italian
Pages 16 P. 88-103 File size 244 KB
DOI 10.3280/SR2020-123006
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Over the last few years, the so-called «migrant crisis» has gained increasing relevance within the space of the political experience of the European Union and its often-dissenting member states. The contemporary debate on this issue includes attempts to question the general reliability of this consolidated representation of the dynamics in progress. There has also been a relatively successful effort to problematize the widely conditioning role that the «language of "crisis"» plays in the construction of our specific way of representing, interpreting and understanding contemporary migration. This essay highlights some of the main passages of this line of critical reflection, discussing the contribution it may offer for a deeper understanding of the so-called «populist turn» of contemporary politics.

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Luca Scuccimarra, La «crisi dei migranti» e la genesi del populismo anti-umanitario in "SOCIOLOGIA E RICERCA SOCIALE " 123/2020, pp 88-103, DOI: 10.3280/SR2020-123006