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Sharif Gemie

Bio: Sharif Gemie is an academic researcher from University of South Wales. The author has contributed to research in topics: Refugee & Politics. The author has an hindex of 6, co-authored 16 publications receiving 94 citations.
Topics: Refugee, Politics, Islam, Zionism, Political culture

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22 citations

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17 Nov 2011
TL;DR: In this paper, the Citizen and the Refugee: From UNRRA to IRO and Beyond Conclusions: the citizen and the refugee are the same as each other, but with a different perspective.
Abstract: Introduction Part I - The Midnight of the Century 1. The Retirada 2. Evacuation of France 1939-40 3. Exodus: French Internal Refugees 1940 4. After the Exodus Part II - False Dawn 5. The Lessons of War 6. In Darkest Germany 7. UNRRA and Zionism 8. Recreating the Nation 9. Postscript: From UNRRA to IRO and Beyond Conclusions: the Citizen and the Refugee.

11 citations

Book
01 Aug 2010
TL;DR: The authors provides a detailed analysis of the political arguments about the place of Muslims in contemporary France, and also discusses the ideas put forward by a range of Muslim thinkers, and draws out the political implications of the current conflict.
Abstract: This book provides a detailed analysis of the political arguments about the place of Muslims in contemporary France, and also discusses the ideas put forward by a range of Muslim thinkers. France has become the setting for one of the most important conflicts in the modern world. On the one hand, it possesses a rigidly organized, centralized state, whose bureaucrats and civil servants are animated by a code of secular activism. On the other hand, France is also the home for Europe's largest Muslim minority, variously estimated at numbering between four and six million people. This means that in terms of simple numbers, France can be counted as the world's fifteenth Islamic power. Previous conflicts with religion have left a deep impression on French political culture: from the sixteenth and seventeenth-century conflicts between Catholics and Protestants played to the formation of the collaborationist Vichy government in 1940. In recent decades, Muslims have been stigmatized as an irreconcilable minority unable to adapt to the secular culture of the majority of French citizens. This work draws out the political implications of the current conflict. It is based on events and publications produced in a single five year period, beginning with the shock of the 2002 Presidential elections, in which Le Pen was the second most successful candidate, ranging through the legislation of March 2004 which banned the Islamic headscarf from French state schools, and which sparked off a series of bad-tempered exchanges between left and right-wing French nationalists, anti-racism campaigners, secularists, anti-clericals and a variety of Muslim authors.

9 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, the experience of the Spanish Republican refugees who left Catalonia in theRetirada of January and February 1939 is analyzed, focusing on the gendered dimension of their experiences, the despair felt by many on arrival in France and the reception that the refugees met.
Abstract: This paper analyses the experience of the Spanish Republican refugees who left Catalonia in theRetirada of January and February 1939. The first section – ‘‘the Road to Bourg-Madame’’ – considers issues of interpretation raised by the refugees’ texts: it discusses historiography, the politics of memory, and political culture. In ‘‘Bourg-Madame’’, the second section, the essay considers the refugees’ experiences. It discusses previous patterns of Spanish migration, the decisionmaking process that preceded the refugees’ journey, group identity formation during theRetirada, the gendered dimension of their experiences, the despair felt by many on arrival in France and the reception that the refugees met. The paper ends by discussing the surprising resilience of the refugees.

8 citations

Book
01 Jan 2007
TL;DR: In this article, the authors provide an introduction to identity politics in Brittany, analysing its special status within France: the region forms at once a western border and a potential rival centre to Paris, and they explore representations of representations of Brittany: in published forms, such as in literature, in political debates, but also in popular forms such as through religious pardons, through republican festivals and through popular protest.
Abstract: Brittany presents a paradox: the region was incorporated into France in 1532, and has never known a substantial nationalist movement. Yet, in recent years, signs of a sense of separation from France are growing clearer. This paradox raises some fundamental questions about the processes of nation formation. This work provides an introduction to identity politics in Brittany, analysing its special status within France: the region forms at once a western border and a potential rival centre to Paris. These themes are explored through a discussion of representations of Brittany: in published forms, such as in literature, in political debates, but also in popular forms such as through religious pardons, through republican festivals and through popular protest.

7 citations


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28 Jul 2020
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors provide a fresh interdisciplinary analysis into the lives of migrant children and youth over the course of the twentieth century and up to the present day, adopting biopolitics as a theoretical framework, examining the complex interplay of structures, contexts and relations of power which influence the evolution of child migration across national borders.
Abstract: This book provides a fresh interdisciplinary analysis into the lives of migrant children and youth over the course of the twentieth century and up to the present day. Adopting biopolitics as a theoretical framework, the authors examine the complex interplay of structures, contexts and relations of power which influence the evolution of child migration across national borders. The volume also investigates children’s experiences, views, priorities and expectations and their roles as active agents in their own migration. Using a great variety of methodologies (archival research, ethnographic observation, interviews) and sources (drawings, documents produced by governments and experts, films and press), the authors provide richly documented case studies which cover a wide geographical area within Europe, both West (Belgium, France, Germany) and East (Romania, Russia, Ukraine), South (Italy, Portugal, Turkey) and North (Sweden), enabling a deep understanding of the diversity of migrant childhoods in the European context.

69 citations

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01 Jan 2015
TL;DR: In this paper, the trajectories of state capacity in France (1789-1970) and Mexico (18101970) are investigated. But the authors do not consider the effects of external shocks on state capacity.
Abstract: ......................................................................................................................................... ii Preface ........................................................................................................................................... iv Table of Contents .......................................................................................................................... v List of Tables .............................................................................................................................. viii List of Figures ............................................................................................................................... ix List of Abbreviations .................................................................................................................... x Acknowledgements ...................................................................................................................... xi Dedication ................................................................................................................................... xiii Chapter 1: Introduction ............................................................................................................... 1 1.1 Case Selection: Revolutions, Popular Incorporation and the Evolution of Public Goods in France and Mexico .............................................................................................................. 8 1.2 Literature Review ......................................................................................................... 12 1.3 Argument: The Organizational Structure of Civil Society, Political Order, and StateSupplied Public Goods .......................................................................................................... 36 1.4 Explaining the trajectories of state capacity in France (1789-1970) and Mexico (18101970) ..................................................................................................................................... 44 1.5 Research Design and Plan of the Dissertation ............................................................. 48 Chapter 2: Critical Juncture: Popular Incorporation, the Social State and State Capacity ...................................................................................................................................... 53 2.1 Introduction .................................................................................................................. 53 2.2 Measurement Challenges in the Study of State Capacity ............................................ 57 2.3 Conceptualizing State Capacity as Public Goods Provision ........................................ 66 vi 2.4 Operationalizing State Capacity as Public Goods Provision ....................................... 71 2.5 Critical Juncture: Popular Incorporation and the Social State ..................................... 74 2.6 War, Commodity Booms, and State Capacity in France and Mexico ......................... 97 2.7 Conclusion: The Puzzle of French and Mexican Political Development .................. 106 Chapter 3: An Organizational Theory of Political Development ......................................... 109 3.1 Introduction ................................................................................................................ 109 3.2 Explaining the Effects of Exogenous Shocks: Strategies of Political Order ............. 111 3.3 Explaining Strategies of Political Order: The Organizational Structure of Civil Society ................................................................................................................................. 122 3.4 Explaining the Transition from Spoils Systems to Social Contracts: The Transformation of Social Relationships .............................................................................. 143 3.5 Conclusion ................................................................................................................. 147 Chapter 4: The Atlantic Revolutions and the Structural Transformation of Organizational Life .............................................................................................................................................. 151 4.1 Introduction ................................................................................................................ 151 4.2 France: Revolution and the Emergence of National Popular Movements ................. 154 4.3 Mexico: Independence and Parochial Political Organizations .................................. 201 4.4 Conclusion ................................................................................................................. 240 Chapter 5: Organizational Structure, Popular Incorporation and Political Order ........... 245 5.1 Introduction ................................................................................................................ 245 5.2 France: Organizational Change and Political Instability ........................................... 250 5.3 Mexico: Lack of Resources and Political Instability ................................................. 301

67 citations