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Skidmore College

Publication Date

Fall 2014

Program Name

Morocco: Multiculturalism and Human Rights

Abstract

The goal of this paper is to explore the way French nationals in Morocco continue to participate in French politics even though they no longer live in French territory. The research examines three organizations that are based in Morocco and participated in French elections in May 2014. They are the Union de Français de l’Etranger, Français du Monde and UMP Maroc. The paper examines how these organizations interact with French nationals in Morocco and how these organizations interact with the French government. The paper determines that Union de Français de l’EtrangerCasablancaand Français du Monde Maroc are different from political parties based in France. Although each organization has an opinion on French politics, their priority is in advocating for the rights of the French in Morocco as well as in ensuring that the French in Morocco are able to receive their rights to education, health, security, and social security. UMP Maroc, on the other hand, is a branch of the UMP in France and therefore prioritizes a political agenda more than the other two organizations. This paper also briefly examines the election results in Morocco in May 2014 and reflects on the relationship between the representatives of French nationals in Morocco and Moroccan politicians.

Disciplines

African Studies | International Law | International Relations | Political Science | Political Theory

 

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