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Includes official government information about Algeria in English, Arabic, and French
Provides historical and economic informtion about Algeria (from the Broad College of Business at Michigan State University)
Algeria and U.S. Relations
Historical Dictionary of Algeria by
Call Number: Hillman DT283.7 .N39 2006
Publication Date: 2006
This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Algeria has undergone extensive and substantial changes, with a special focus on Algeria's civil strife in the 1990s and the country's controversial reinstitutionalization and redemocratization. It includes such supplementary materials as a list of acronyms and abbreviations, maps, a photo section, and economic tables and statistics.
These books, available in Hillman Library, provide historical and cultural information about Algeria.
The Invention of Decolonization : The Algerian War and the Remaking of France by
Call Number: Hillman DT295 .S477 2006
Publication Date: 2006-03-30
In this account of the Algerian War's effect on French political structures and notions of national identity, Todd Shepard asserts that the separation of Algeria from France was truly a revolutionary event with lasting consequences for French social and political life. For more than a century, Algeria had been legally and administratively part of France; after the bloody war that concluded in 1962, it was other--its eight million Algerian residents deprived of French citizenship while hundreds of thousands of French pieds noirs were forced to return to a country that was never home. This rupture violated the universalism that had been the essence of French republican theory since the late eighteenth century. Shepard contends that because the amputation of Algeria from the French body politic was accomplished illegally and without explanation, its repercussions are responsible for many of the racial and religious tensions that confront France today. In portraying decolonization as an essential step in the inexorable "tide of history," the French state absolved itself of responsibility for the revolutionary change it was effecting. It thereby turned its back not only on the French of Algeria--Muslims in particular--but also on its own republican principles and the 1958 Constitution. From that point onward, debates over assimilation, identity, and citizenship--once focused on the Algerian "province/colony"--have troubled France itself. In addition to grappling with questions of race, citizenship, national identity, state institutions, and political debate, Shepard also addresses debates in Jewish history, gender history, and queer theory.
Transition and Development in Algeria : Economic, Social and Cultural Challenges by
Call Number: online
Publication Date: 2005
This book deals with the economic and developmental challenges facing contemporary Algerian society. The social structures, the political institutions, the movements and ideologies, as well as cultural dilemmas, are considered in depth the give the fullest picture of the twenty-first century development. The contributors represent a range of expertise in economics, business management, sociology, linguistics, political science and cultural studies.