American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online) DIO: 10.30845/aijss

Migratory Flows and Neapolitan „Informality‟
Michelangelo Pascali

The aim of this article is to analyze the relationship between immigration, Neapolitan surroundings and legality from an original and specific point of view. Naples and the surroundings are affected by a high degree of “informality” that often translates into infringement of multiple lows and regulations. The question arises as to whether such peculiarities of the Neapolitan area could, at least partially, influence some aspects of migratory flows such as migrant’s entry, stay and exit or even affect the “quality” of the migratory flows. This study, that applied both quantitative and qualitative research methodology to analyzed migrant integration within a context where regulations are often not followed, brought us to conclude that despite informality/illegality is recognized as an opportunity by some migrants, the eco-nomic and legal context of the Neapolitan area (with all the consequences related to urban safety, and working rights and opportunity) are at the same time attracting and repelling peculiar migratory flows, playing a strong and ambi-guous role within the social integration issue.

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