The increase in migratory flows is a global phenomenon associated with regional instabilities and insecurities, including long-term push factor and other factors related to globalization processes in the economic (the gap between the global South and the global North), political (expectations associated with human rights and democracy practices), demographic (declining population in the North, increasing population in the South) and technological sectors (transport and communication innovations). However, local push factors are extremely important and need to be assessed in order to understand the on-going migration process and its variations. The essays propose new ideas, themes and approaches that speak to the varied field of migration studies, starting from the approach of socio-economics, and moving to politics, legal, and philosophical studies, which can open up visibilities to migration phenomena outside the logic of emergency and improve cooperation on international migration.

Serena Marcenò is full professor in Political Philosophy at the University of Palermo. She has extensive experience in governmentality studies, post colonial and gender studies. She is scientific responsible and coordinator of MIGRANTS an Erasmus + Capacity Building for Higher Educations Project with a network of Tunisian and European Universities and NGOs. She published many books, among which, with Mimesis: Critica della Cooperazione neoliberale, Biopolitica e sovranità e Le tecnologie Politiche dell’acqua.

Giulia Sajeva is researcher in Political Philosophy at the University of Palermo. She is currently working on the project Food Sovereignty and Sustainable Development in Sicily. Small-scale and artisanal fisheries and the rights of local communities, was previously a Marie Curie fellow at the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance (University of Strathclyde, UK) and holds a PhD in human rights: evolution, protection and limits. She published many articles and the book When Rights Embrace Responsibilities. Biocultural Rights and the Conservation of the Environment.

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