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Chapter 10 - European Politics In Transition Chapter 10 Two Social Upheavals have demonstrated the troubled state of French politics and society

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European Politics In Transition- Chapter 10 Two Social Upheavals have demonstrated the troubled state of French politics and society - November 2005, riots start after two Algerian youth electrocuted (believed to be provoked by police). o Why did these riots happen? Many Muslim men that were unemployed, little education, and victims of racial discrimination. Led to another crash program of assistance for lower- income neighbourhoods. - 2006, P.M. d e Villepin sponsors youth e m ploym ent sche m e to bring down high une m ploym ent rates. (called the First Employm ent Contract). Hoped to e ncourage hi of young workers by authorizing e m ployers to dismiss n ew hires without having to sh caus e o Fierce opposition from unions a nd student organizations. High school a nd universi students b eg an to strike. Massive d e monstrations. Finally, the govern m ent relucta cancelled the progra m. - Both uprisings d e monstrate the gulf betwe en the state and its citizens. - Demonstrations are not foreign to French politics: Revolution of 1789, May 1968 protests, strikes in 1995, and other demonstrations in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 in opposition to the trucking industry, health care sector, cultural sector, and pension
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This note was uploaded on 03/03/2011 for the course POLI 212 taught by Professor Meadwell during the Spring '08 term at McGill.

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Chapter 10 - European Politics In Transition Chapter 10 Two Social Upheavals have demonstrated the troubled state of French politics and society

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