Racing the Republic: Ethnicity and Inequality in France in American and World Perspective


Questions of ethnoracial division (linked to slavery, colonial rule, and/or immigration), citizenship, and politics loom large today not only in the United States but also in many other advanced nations. 

None is perhaps more urgently concerned with these issues today than France. And none provides a more fruitful comparative case with the United States, since the two republics share a germane commitment to the democratic ideal and a common claim to embody civic universality.

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Sponsored by the Institute of Governmental Studies, the UC Humanities Research Institute, theUCB Diversity Initiative, theConsulate of France in San Francisco, the UCB French Dept, the UCB Religion, Politics and Globalization Program, the UCB Institute for the Study of Social Change, theUCB Dept of Historyand the UCB Dept of Sociology.