Refugees and the Promise of Asylum in Postwar France, 1945–1995

Burgess, Gregory 2019, Refugees and the Promise of Asylum in Postwar France, 1945–1995, Palgrave Macmillan, London, Eng., doi: 10.1057/978-1-137-44027-3.

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Title Refugees and the Promise of Asylum in Postwar France, 1945–1995
Author(s) Burgess, GregoryORCID iD for Burgess, Gregory
Publication date 2019-10-08
Total pages 296
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Place of Publication London, Eng.
Keyword(s) History
Second World War
French law
liberation of Paris
United Nations
Summary This book recounts France’s responses to refugees from the liberation of Paris in 1944 to the end of the civil wars in the former Yugoslavia in 1995. It questions whether France fulfilled the promise of asylum for those persecuted for the ‘cause of liberty’ made in its Constitution of 1946. Post-war development and the demand for immigrant workers were favourable to refugees from the Communist east, from Franco’s Spain, from Hungary after insurrection of 1956, and later from Latin America and Indochina. Asylum developed nationally in conjunction with international developments, the interventions of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and the adoption of the 1951 Refugee Convention. Economic ruptures in the 1970s, however, and the appearance of refugees from Asia and Africa, led to the assertion of national priorities and brought about a sense of crisis, and questions about whether France could continue to fulfil its promise.
ISBN 1137440260
Language eng
DOI 10.1057/978-1-137-44027-3
Field of Research 210307 European History (excl British, Classical Greek and Roman)
Socio Economic Objective 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
HERDC Research category A1 Books - authored - research
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