Marco Calaresu

The Urban Security Policy in Italy. The Experience of «Security Pacts» in 2007-2009

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This article focuses on the evolution of urban security policy in Italy. The aim is to depict the range of morphological and dynamic aspects of this policy empirically. It seeks to outline both the original and persistent governmental pattern which seems to have influenced the implementation of the (inter)organizational models between 1994-2007. The adoption in 2007 of «Security Pacts» is identified as a turning point which served as a means to redefine the original governance. Our investigation is an attempt to show if, and to what extent, security policy networking activities were indeed adopted by the public administration between 2007-2009. In order to accomplish this, a Quantitative Narrative Analysis (QNA) and a Social Network Analysis (SNA) of the actions undertaken by administrations between 2007-2009 has been conducted.


  • Urban and local security policy
  • Quantitative narrative analysis
  • Social network analysis
  • Contractualization of public policies


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