ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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France: Riots and the Immigrant Community

The recent riots have uncovered the need for France to recast its republican model of integration. This model where no racial, linguistic or religious differences are recognised has come under strain in part because the educational system has failed to socialise immigrant children into the values, norms and heritage of the nation state. But a larger part of the blame also lies in the economic crisis that has left most immigrant graduates either unemployed or engaged in low paid, insecure, dead-end jobs.

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