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The governance of Roma people in Italy: A shifting paradigm

This article analyses the effectiveness and the outcome reached by the different policy measures towards Roma people adopted by the Italian Government since the spring of 2008. According to Luigi Manconi, sociologist, Roma people are unpleasant to many people and there is no doubt that some of them live committing crimes and inducing their children to beg. Although Roma, like everyone else, are accountable for their actions, other factors have concurred to shape this situation.

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