Accession Number:

ADA277829

Title:

The French Polemic: Nationalism, Racism and Atlanticism in the Past, Present and Future

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

103.0

Abstract:

This thesis offers an overview of French nationalism, racism and Atlanticism in the countrys past, present and future. It argues that nationalism and racism lie at the root of the French socio-political polemics and that the contemporary problems draw from French history. This explanation places particular emphasis upon the evolution of France as a cohesive nation- state and the subsequent development and definition of the French citizen, as well as the corollary concept of the foreigner. This study also discusses the repercussions of nationalism as exhibited through xenophobic tendencies and racism throughout French history and into the present. The French integration model further explored, reveals nationalist proclivities that intertwine with the assimilation process of immigrants. This thesis seek. to unknot the issues of French nationalism as a basis for better understanding and more effective U. S. policy with France. France, Immigration in France, Racism in France, Anti-semitism.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Sociology and Law
  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE