The Research Paper submitted to the Faculty of the International Relations School of Free University in fulfillment of the requirements for the Course in Theories of International Relations

Author: Elene Raminashvili


This paper discusses the impact of French colonialism on modern relations between Algeria and France. The paradox of conflict, cooperation and mutual respect that has characterized the post-colonial relationship. The study examines the general context of colonialism- cultural and intellectual dominance of the West, and France in particular, which is still evident. the policy of French colonialism, Algerian war and its consequences are described structurally and chronologically. A rigid model of assimilation is analyzed in detail, that left a significant impact on the formation of modern Algeria and its relationship with the former empire. The study analyzes French colonial narratives and attempts to erase the trauma of war from collective memory. It assesses the extent to which Algerians were able to decolonize consciousness and remove cultural or economic dependence.

Please note:
full version of the article in available in Georgian only. Only abstract of the article was translated and is available in English.
The Article is created as part of George Melashvili’s course in International Relations Theories at the Free University of Tbilisi. The article is published by the Europe-Georgia Institute as part of our effort to support and motivate young researchers within the framework and spirit of the Memorandum of Understanding between EGI and Free University of Tbilisi. The views expressed in the article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not in any way represent the views of the Europe-Georgia Instittue, the Free University of Tbilisi or the partner organizations.

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