Immigrants’representations of their receiving society: the french republican model

Abstract : The present study set out to analyse how immigrants perceive their receiving country’s willingness to promote integration, looking specifically at the French Republican model of integration. We sought to set the ideals of this Republican model (separation of public and privatespheres, secularism) against immigrants’perceptions of French society. We surveyed 300first-and second generation non European immigrants via a questionnaire probing the following three areas: (1) The French Government’s integration policies, (2) French people’s attitudes and behaviour towards immigrants, (3) the values of the Republican model. Results highlighted reserved attitudes towards immigrants within French society and highly contrasting perceptions of the French Republican model. The authors discuss the link between the immigrant acculturation process and the receiving country’s integration policy (French Republican model vs. politics of recognition).
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Romain Lebreuilly, Joëlle Lebreuilly, Manuel Tostain. Immigrants’representations of their receiving society: the french republican model. 30 th International Congress of Psychology, Jul 2012, Cape Town, South Africa. ⟨hal-02313773⟩



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