Guadeloupe 2009: réponses politiques à une crise sociale?

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In 2009, a group of unions and social movements in Guadeloupe (a French overseas department in the Caribbean), organised a 40-day strike against 'la vie chère et la 'profitation'' (expensive life and 'profiteering'). However beyond the economic crisis, the heart of the problem were social and identity issues. This chapter analyses the political objectives and means of the organisers, as well as the answers provided by the French Government during a crisis that threatened to shake the rest of the French overseas territories.

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Translated title of the contributionGuadeloupe 2009: political answers to a social crisis
Publication date11 May 2012
Publication titleMobilisations sociales aux Antilles : les événements de 2009 dans tous leurs sens
Translated titleSocial mobilizations in the (French) Antilles : the events of 2009 in all their senses
EditorsJean-Claude William, Fred Reno, Fabienne Alvarez
Place of PublicationParis (FR)
ISBN (Print)2-8111-0650-2, 978-2-8111-0650-8
Original languageFrench

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NameHommes et sociétés


  • French Overseas Departments; Guadeloupe; Social crisis

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