A Multifaceted Exclusionary Context in Milan
In this chapter Pilati discusses factors affecting migrants’ politicai participation. The author highlights classical theories of political participation stressing conditions which may equally affect natives and migrants. These include migrants’ socio-economic status, network resources with a particular focus on organizations, and factors related to processes of assimilation into the residence country and the immigration process. In addition, Pilati investigates the impact of a closed political context on political engagement by illustrating the cultural and structural constraints of a closed political context. In particular, she explores these dimensions by illustrating the case in Milan.
Keywords:civic voluntarism model immigration political opportunity structure approach SES model theories on political participation
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