CE41 - Inégalités, discriminations, migrations

INTERNAL MIGRANTS. Governance and collective trajectories of migrants from the French overseas departments – MIGRINDOM

Submission summary

This research project deals with the migrations from the French overseas territories in order to analyze the political and institutional logics of these migrations along with the invidual and family logics presiding over the use of state-run migration and mobility programs.The overseas territories that have been “départements” since 1946 had a peculiar fate at the time of decolonization. While other colonized territories experienced the transition to independence, these territories have fully incorporated into the French Republic. Such destiny makes the migratory dynamics and policies of these territories particularly interesting. Indeed, these are internal migrations that have been sponsored by the French state from the 1960, officially in order to provide labor force to mainland France while curbing unemployment rates in the territories of origin but also in order to neutralize independence movements. This project also deals with the study of transnational practices and circulations. It seeks to study the role of state action in the migrations if these « migrants-citizens » while analyzing the migrants’ trajectories themselves, in a context of important demographic challenges in the territories.

Project coordination

Audrey Celestine (Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Administratives, Politiques et Sociales)

The author of this summary is the project coordinator, who is responsible for the content of this summary. The ANR declines any responsibility as for its contents.


CURAPP-ESS Centre universitaire de recherches sur l'action publique et le politique. Epistémologie et Sciences sociales
UPDESCARTES -UMR 8070 CERLIS Centre de recherche sur les liens sociaux
IDHES - Institutions et Dynamiques Historiques de l'Economie et de la Société
LC2S Laboratoire Caribéen de Sciences Sociales
CERAPS Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Administratives, Politiques et Sociales

Help of the ANR 244,647 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: September 2019 - 48 Months

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