Race Relations in France in the 1980s

Contextualisation Questions – Sample Answers

Why did the issue of race relations spark controversy and violence in France in the 1980s?

What were the main political responses to deteriorating race relations in France?

What were the circumstances that brought about the rise of the National Front in France in the 1980s?

How did the approach of France towards immigration and racism differ from that of Britain and which could be regarded as more successful?

Two articles on Race Relations in France. The first is a short history of Immigration into France from former colonies. The second article is a brief outline of Race Policy in France.

Immigration in France: A Short History

Race Policy in France

Les Beurs en France

Further useful resources for the Document Based Question

France’s experience of colonialism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

How France is governed

France’s secular tradition

Political developments in France in the 1980s

GLOSSARY OF TERMS

Key political figures

Timeline of important developments

Short News report on the rise of the National Front during the 1986 Election in France.

Video in life in the ‘Bidonville’ (shanty towns) in France during the 1960’s and 1970s.

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