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Diaspora Policies, Consular Services and Social Protection for French Citizens Abroad

Jean-Thomas Arrighi De Casanova & Jean-Michel Lafleur

Résumé While predominantly a country of immigration, France also counts with a sizeable population of citizens abroad of around three million individuals (4% of the domestic population). This chapter provides a general overview of France’s diaspora institutions, consular policies and social protection policies for citizens abroad. It describes in detail expatriates’ conditions of eligibility and access to welfare in the areas of unemployment, health care, pensions, family benefits and economic hardship. It shows that France, by European standards, has a comparatively strong level of engagement with its expatriates, particularly in the areas of electoral rights, culture and social protection. This must be understood in the light of France’s colonial history, its continued ambition to be a global actor, and its well-developed domestic welfare state that has increasingly become de-territorialised.
   
Mots-clés France; emigrants; diasporas; welfare; social protection
   
Citation Arrighi de Casanova, J. T., & Lafleur, J. M. (2020). Diaspora Policies, Consular Services and Social Protection for French Citizens Abroad. In Migration and Social Protection in Europe and Beyond. (Vol. 2, pp. 193-206). Cham: Springer.
   
Type Chapitre de livre (Anglais)
Année 2020
Titre du livre Migration and Social Protection in Europe and Beyond
Editeur commercial Springer (Cham)
Volume 2
Pages 193-206
URL https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-030-512...