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Les migrants roms dans les villes françaises et italiennes : mobilités, régulations et marginalités

Abstract : Migrant Roma in French and Italian Cities: mobility, regulation and marginality Key words: Roma; Migration; City; Public Policies; Housing; Conflict; Comparison Olivier Legros and Tommaso Vitale This introduction is based on the empirical papers of this special issue, as well as on the most recent literature. It focuses on public policies and on Balkan and Central European Roma migrants' practices. Precisely, it shows the relevance of public policies to structure individual and collective behaviour, and - partially - to produce identities. Evictions and the state of emergence (in the sense of Agamben) are the main characters of the policies in French and Italian cities. The implementation of these policies pushes lots of Roma migrants into precariousness and uncertainty, making them highly visible in the political-media sphere. In metropolis as well as in middle town, scarcity of land makes allocation of spaces the most relevant issue for the "Roma question", and for its treatment by local authorities. But variety of Roma migration trajectories in French and Italian cities suggests putting the most pessimistic remarks in their right perspective.
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Olivier Legros, Tommaso Vitale. Les migrants roms dans les villes françaises et italiennes : mobilités, régulations et marginalités. Géocarrefour - Revue de géographie de Lyon, Association des amis de la revue de géographie de Lyon, 2011, 86 (1), pp.3-14. ⟨10.4000/geocarrefour.8220⟩. ⟨hal-01024494⟩

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