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Selection, exclusion and assimilation: the project lambert of 1931 on the reform of French immigration policy

Burgess, Greg 2005, Selection, exclusion and assimilation: the project lambert of 1931 on the reform of French immigration policy, French history and civilization : papers from the George Rudé seminary, vol. 1, pp. 197-205.

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Title Selection, exclusion and assimilation: the project lambert of 1931 on the reform of French immigration policy
Author(s) Burgess, GregORCID iD for Burgess, Greg orcid.org/0000-0001-5472-5128
Journal name French history and civilization : papers from the George Rudé seminary
Volume number 1
Start page 197
End page 205
Publisher George Rudé Society
Place of publication Clayton, Vic.
Publication date 2005
ISSN 1832-9683
1557-3605
Summary The unemployment crisis of 1926-7 focused attention onto the question of immigration. Historians of this period have generally focused on the crisis of public policy and popular antipathies towards foreigners; more recently historians have become attuned to voices of racism. Less attention has been paid to attempts to redress the policy weaknesses through a new legislative regime on immigration. This paper reviews one such proposal, made by Charles Lambert, a deputy from the Rhone, in 1931. Instrumental in a revision of the naturalization law in 1927 to encourage the assimilation of foreigners through the acquisition of French citizenship, Lambert proposed a comprehensive statute on immigration to select “desirable” foreigners and exclude the “undesirables” to promote the assimilation of the “better” elements. The paper argues that his rationale betrays a profound fear of mounting French weakness in the face of economic and demographic decline, and grave anxieties for the future health of the French nation.


Language eng
Field of Research 210307 European History (excl British, Classical Greek and Roman)
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30003356

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of History, Heritage and Society
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