Francesco PASETTI

Francesco Pasetti

Researcher

  • Issues: Migrations.

Professional experience

Research fellow at CIDOB in the area of migration and adjunct professor at Pompeu Fabra University. My interest in “migration matters” dates back to my experience at the ASK Research Center (Bocconi University) where I developed a two-year project on diasporic media. Turned my attention to the world of politics, I delved into the study of immigrant integration and its politics at GRITIM-UPF, firstly as master student and then as PhD candidate. In my doctoral thesis I addressed the issue of integration policies in Europe through a mixed-method investigation, paying special attention to the political imaginaries that lie beyond citizenship regimes in Italy and Spain. My expertise on integration policies grows in parallel as research collaborator for the Migration Policy Center (European University Institute) between 2013 and 2015. My research interests and my areas of expertise include immigration and integration policies in comparative perspective, the political ideas and discourses related to immigration and its governance, as well as the media representation of the immigration phenomenon.

  • Pasetti,Francesco (2019). The politics and policies of citizenship in Italy and Spain, an ideational account, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2019.1611422
  • Pasetti, F. (2019). Configurations of Immigrant Integration Policies in Europe: An Exploratory Appraisal. World Affairs. vol. 182, 1: pp. 35-60
  • Pasetti, F. (2017). Asylum Seekers in Diaspora: Turks and Iranians in Sweden, In: Di Bartolomeo A., Kalantaryan S., Salamonska J., Fargues P., (eds.), Migrant Integration between Homeland and Host Society. Vol 2, Global Migration Issues, 8, New York (US): Springer.  
  • Pasetti, F. (2017). Living in the Past, Leaving in the Present. Emigration and Diaspora Policies in Spain, In: Weinar A. (ed.), Emigration and diaspora policies in the age of mobility, New York (US): Springer 
  • Zapata-Barrero, R. & Pasetti, F. (2015). Towards a just mobility regime: an applied ethical approach to the study of migrants’ admission − the case of skill selection, In Talani L.S. & McMahon, S. (eds.), Handbook of International Political Economy of Migration. Cheltenham (UK): Edward Elgar Publishing Limited. 
  • Pasetti, F. (2015). “Corridor Report on Sweden – The case of Iranian and Turkish Immigrants”, in Thibos, C. (ed.) INTERACT KEY FINDINGS, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, San Domenico di Fiesole (FI): European University Institute, 2015. 
  • Pasetti, F.  (2014). “Country Report - Integration policies in Spain”, INTERACT RR 2014/30, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, San Domenico di Fiesole (FI): European University Institute, 2014. 
  • Pasetti, F. (2012). Book review: “Fronteras en movimiento: Migraciones hacia la Unión Europea en el contexto Mediterráneo”, by Ricard Zapata-Barrero and Xavier Ferrer-Gallardo, Barcelona: Edicions Bellaterra, 2012; Revista de derecho migratorio y extranjería, 2012, 30: 332-334. 
  • Pasetti, F. (2010). “Sintonizzarsi sull'immigrazione: il caso dell'offerta radiofonica a Milano”, Quaderni ASK, 5/2010, Bocconi University, Milan
  • EWSI

    EWSI

    European Web Site on Integration

    The European Web Site on Integration (EWSI) is a portal, which serves to share information and best practices of all member states of the European Union on the integration of immigrants.

  • NIEM

    NIEM

    All in for integration

    The National Integration Evaluation Mechanism (NIEM), Measuring and improving integration of beneficiaries of international protection is a six-years long transnational project which aims to prepare key actors in the integration field in 15 EU Member States to better face the current challenges and improve the integration outcomes of beneficiaries of international protection. Conflict situations tend to last longer and it takes currently on average 17 years, before refugees fleeing civil wars may eventually have a chance to return to their home country. Hence, the long-term integration of newly arrived beneficiaries of international protection is without alternative and presents an immediate challenge for European societies.

  • CEASEVAL

    Evaluation of the Common European Asylum System under Pressure and Recommendations for Further Development

    The project carries out a comprehensive evaluation of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) in terms of its framework and practice. It analyses the harmonisation which goes beyond the formal institutional setting and takes into account the complex relations among the actors engaged from the local and the national levels, to the European level, in order to explain the success and the failure of coordinated action between these varied actors.

  • ADMIGOV

    Advancing Alternative Migration Governance

    ADMIGOV aims to promote an alternative migration governance model studying the reality of existing polices and practices on the ground.

  • The Pakistani diaspora to Barcelona

    Journalistic project to break stereotypes, fight against racism and highlight the contribution of the community of Pakistani origin to Barcelona.

esglobal - Dec 21, 2017

Diez temas que marcarán la agenda internacional en 2018

Hace años que intuimos una crisis del orden global pero en 2018 los síntomas se manifestarán con mayor frecuencia e intensidad. A ello contribuirán algunas corrientes de fondo, como los vacíos de poder que deja un Estados Unidos en retirada, la cuarta revolución industrial o una creciente vulnerabilidad digital.

La Sexta – Noticias - May 27, 2018

Bruselas mira con preocupación a Italia

Matteo Salvini ha conseguido incluir en el programa de gobierno su prometida expulsión de 500.000 migrantes. Para el investigador de CIDOB Francesco Pasetti, la medida no es factible y quedará en un gesto mediático: “Se harán unas pocas deportaciones, muy probablemente bien cubiertas por los focos de las cámaras, para justificarse ante la opinión pública”.

bPolitics - Oct 17, 2018

Desmontando a Salvini: los mitos sobre la inmigración en Italia

“Si consigo vender el miedo puedo vender el odio en cinco minutos, el racismo en tres minutos y, de propina, toda la cantidad de discriminación que quiera”, reflexionaba hace unos días el célebre escritor turco Hakan Günday. En la fuerza del discurso del miedo –en el caso específico del miedo al extranjero, el discurso xenófobo– reside su lógica irracional. La reacción humana al miedo es inmediata, instintiva, se produce sin pensar. Esta suspensión del juicio racional hace que el discurso xenófobo pueda ser eficaz, sin ser verídico. Es el caso de la Liga de Matteo Salvini”. Francesco Pasetti, investigador de CIDOB, examina la lógica discursiva del partido.

El Independiente - Apr 28, 2019

Salvini, el espejo donde se mira Abascal

Vox focaliza su discurso en la unidad de España, pero en inmigración la Liga sería su modelo. “Es un discurso anti inmigración, cierre de fronteras contra la inmigración, lo ven como amenaza para la identidad cultural del país. Es un discurso soberanista y del miedo, de lógica irracional. Es la fuerza de esos partidos políticos. Prometen cosas irrealizables. Les votan, no por ser creíbles, sino por el miedo”, afirma Francesco Pasetti, investigador de CIDOB.