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The national picture: The reconfiguration of sovereignty, the normalization of emergency and the rise to prominence of urban security in Italy

Menichelli, Francesca (2013) The national picture: The reconfiguration of sovereignty, the normalization of emergency and the rise to prominence of urban security in Italy European Journal of Criminology, 12 (3). pp. 263-276.

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Abstract

This paper argues that in Italy the notion of urban security is being used to shift sovereignty from national to local authorities. This has been made possible thanks to the political and legislative processes taking place in the country in the past decade, which have opened up a space of autonomy where local authorities could play a proactive role in the provision of security to citizens. This is exemplified by the flows of public funding that have been made available for security-related projects throughout the country. Finally, the article concludes by arguing that the spread of concerns over the security of Italian cities has not automatically led to the securitization of urban space in Italian cities.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Menichelli, Francescaf.menichelli@surrey.ac.uk
Date : 10 April 2013
DOI : 10.1177/1477370813481134
Copyright Disclaimer : © The Author(s) 2013
Uncontrolled Keywords : Governance; Italy; Sovereignty; State of emergency; Urban security
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 17 Apr 2018 07:59
Last Modified : 16 Jan 2019 19:09
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/846232

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