Theorien der Integration: Migrations- und Integrationsbeziehungen zwischen Frankreich und Algerien

Translated title of the contribution: Theories of integration: Relationships of Migration and Integration between France and Algeria

Silvia Behrens, Kerstin Störl (Editor)

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More than one million people from Algeria or descendants of Algerian immigrants live in France today. The two states share a long history of colonisation, war and commerce. The Algerian War 1954-1962, the subsequent military dictatorship and the civil war in the 1990s caused a large number of Algerian citizens to flee and migrate to the land of the former colonial power. Changing migration policy in France facilitated this immigration at times, while at other times it hindered it. Although France has a long tradition of immigration, no comprehensive integration policy was adopted until the 1980s. The different role of religion in public space and the tense political relationship between Algeria and France influence the process of integration, among other factors. This text outlines the current image of post-migrant France society and depicts the scope of political, social and cultural challenges within the Franco-Algerian integration process.
Translated title of the contributionTheories of integration: Relationships of Migration and Integration between France and Algeria
Original languageGerman
Title of host publicationMigration und Interkulturalität
Subtitle of host publicationTheorien - Methoden - Praxisbezüge
EditorsKerstin Stoerl
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages31
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • France
  • Algeria
  • migration
  • integration

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