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The Failure of Integration : A Breach in the Social Contract

The principle of integration illustrates “the French passion for equality”.
It rests on five pillars : measures to compensate inequalities ;
specific programs aimed at the disadvantaged ; a fight against discrimination
; a generous policy regarding the granting of the French nationality/
citizenship ; the development of cultural activities and voluntary
associations. These policies take into account the objective elements of
people’s lives, without reducing their diversity to a particular origin,
ethnic group or religion. This “passion for equality” rejects communitarianism,
which freezes various categories of the population in prescribed
identities and traps them into a logic of victimization. The failures
of integration are first and foremost breaches in the social
contract, due to the ignorance of its philosophy and obligations : the social bond disintegrates when the general interest and the common
good disappear under the pressure of communitarian groups.


Référence électonique : Jacqueline COSTA-LASCOUX, "The Failure of Integration : A Breach in the Social Contract", Pouvoirs, revue française d’études constitutionnelles et politiques, n°111, 111 - Discrimination positive, p.19-27 . Consulté le 2021-10-25 13:00:43 . URL : https://www.revue-pouvoirs.fr/The-Failure-of-Integration-A.html