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dc.contributor.advisorYost, David
dc.contributor.advisorShore, Zachary
dc.contributor.authorFillmore, Matthew L. R.
dc.dateSep-16
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-02T17:18:27Z
dc.date.available2016-11-02T17:18:27Z
dc.date.issued2016-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/50539
dc.description.abstractSince 2013, civil and interstate wars have roiled North Africa and the Middle East. These conflicts, along with poverty in both regions, have led to the largest migration to Europe since the end of World War II. This thesis considers the effects of mass migration on Italy and the European Union (EU). It examines Italian and EU military responses to the migrant crisis, as well as possible means to dedicate greater resources to aid in security endeavors. This thesis also explores the impacts that the migrant crisis has had on the Italian economy and politics. It analyzes the Italian immigration system, along with how it interfaces with the EU's immigration system, and explores ways in which both can promote more effective migrant and refugee economic integration. This thesis concludes that current EU and Italian efforts to address the Mediterranean migrant crisis are falling short of effectively managing the migrant and refugee influx. This thesis recommends NATO involvement concerning the security and flow management aspects of this challenge, and also argues that better economic integration of the migrants and refugees may hold the key to economic renewal in various EU member states, notably Italy.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/italyeuropeunion1094550539
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleItaly, the European Union, and Mediterranean migrants: opportunity from crisis?en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.subject.authorEuropean migrant crisisen_US
dc.subject.authorItalyen_US
dc.subject.authorEuropean Unionen_US
dc.subject.authoreconomic migrantsen_US
dc.subject.authorrefugeesen_US
dc.subject.authoroperation Sophiaen_US
dc.subject.authorMare Nostrumen_US
dc.subject.authorMediterranean Seaen_US
dc.description.recognitionOutstanding Thesis
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies (Europe and Eurasia)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Europe and Eurasia)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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