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By Phillip C. Naylor

"A significant contribution to realizing the tragic drama of Algerian historical past, casting mild at the dilemmas dealing with the Two-Thirds international within the twenty first century."--Don Holsinger, Seattle Pacific University

Phillip Naylor describes the intense bilateral dating among France and Algeria, international locations which--after 132 years of colonialism and a brutal struggle of independence--have tried to type a brand new dating in accordance with "mutual respect."
Beginning with a evaluation of the colonial interval as much as 1958, Naylor examines some of the dramas that experience uncommon bilateral family seeing that independence: the Evian Accords of March 1962, the substitution of cooperation for colonialism, the nationalization of the hydrocarbons quarter in 1971, and the Fitna, Algeria’s violent "trial" of itself as a state through the '90s.
Recognizing many contradictions and complexities within the interval of "postcolonial decolonization," Naylor melds philosophy, economics, sociology, political technology, and literary feedback into his ancient narrative. Readers will locate a powerful variety of material and methodologies dropped at endure at the evolving family members of energy, belief, and identification among the 2 states.

In the voluminous literature overlaying France’s courting with Algeria, the bilateral postcolonial background has been marginalized, if now not overlooked. Naylor deals a broadly and deeply researched account of this era, and of the outstanding dating among France and Algeria because the former maintains to ascribe strategic significance to Algeria whereas the latter struggles to remodel and break out the residual impact of its colonial past.

Phillip C. Naylor, affiliate professor of heritage at Marquette collage, is coeditor of State and Society in Algeria (1992).

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Emigrant Workers to the Streets From the beginning of the Revolution, a “fifth column” nightmare stalked the French subconscious. It concerned the growing Algerian emigrant worker population living in France—approximately 400,000 in 1962; an increase of some 25 percent since 1954. 50 The emigrants’ politicization menaced the métropole’s internal security and precipitated systematic police repression. With terrorism increasing in the autumn of 1961, police harassment intensified with a stifling curfew in the Algerian quarters of Paris.

1931), former governor-general Maurice Viollette called for a reassessment of French colonialism and an opening to Algerian évolués. 94 Furthermore, Germaine Tillion’s sociological research and Camus’s investigative reporting in Kabylia in the 1930s disclosed the social and economic disasters produced by colonialism. Yet even with the remarkable convergence of these critical, contestable discourses, colonial Algeria was not stirred from its oblivion. 95 The prolonged, brutal repression after the Sétif uprising in 1945 demonstrated the extent of this attachment.

45 The FLN’s economic positions mirrored the political uncertainty. 47 The FLN seemed attracted to Maoist mobilization of the peasantry, yet the Proclamation of 1 November stipulated respect for private property. Consider another example of ambiguity: “[Economic development strategy] must be both destructive and constructive. Destructive, in that it will have to break the ties of dependency linking the nation to the dominant country. . Constructive at the same time because it must correspondingly organize an economic system oriented towards the satisfaction of internal needs and .

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