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L'indemnisation des biens perdus des rapatriés d'Algérie : politique de retour ou innovation post-coloniale ?

Abstract : This article aims to analyse the construction of the compensation law, passed in France in 1970 for the French repatriated from former French colonies. It examines the manner in which the Government (primarily the Ministry of Finances) and the Parliament conducted debates, and their double challenges defining the low clearly, both in terms of compensation and socially. Torn between the desire to resolve the issue of lost property overseas, and the existing social policies created for repatriates, the construction of the notion of "compensation" neither reached the goal of addressing the financial consequences of lost goods, nor facilitated turning the page on the colonial Empire. Instead, it increased the Repatriates' frustration. Eight years after Algerian independence, the spirit of the law that was passed shows the vacillation between vote-catching and the more benevolent desire to counterbalance how the end of the French Colonial Empire affected the Repatriates, who were in the process of integrating into Metropolitan French society.
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Yann Scioldo-Zürcher. L'indemnisation des biens perdus des rapatriés d'Algérie : politique de retour ou innovation post-coloniale ?. Revue Europeenne des Migrations Internationales, Université de Poitiers, 2013, 29 (3), pp.77-91. ⟨10.4000/remi.6538⟩. ⟨halshs-00935616⟩

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