Comparing Migrants and Natives in Milan, and Migrants in Milan and in Other European Cities
In Chapter 3 Pilati presents an empirical analysis of the consequences of a closed political context in Milan on migrants’ civic and political participation. She shows that the levels of migrants’ organizational and political engagement in Milan are among the lowest compared to other European cities, and compared to natives in Milan. The author provides a broad investigation on migrants’ engagement in various types of organizations. She examines migrants’ engagement in organizations active in different sectors, as well as migrants’ engagement in different organizations distinguished by the ethnic composition. In addition, she investigates various types of political activities, namely, conventional and unconventional mainstream and immigrât km-related political activities.
Keywords:conventional and unconventional participation immigration-related political engagement mainstream political engagement political organizations service-delivery organizations trade unions religious organizations
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