Jeanne Kay

Jeanne Kay is a contributor to Foreign Policy In Focus.

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Friday, August 26, 2016 - 12:45am
The Deep Colonial Roots of France’s Unveiling of Muslim Women
Throughout the summer, as a growing number of southern French municipalities banned burkinis on their beaches, the measure was widely decried as Islamophobic , counter-productive and oppressive to women . While it would be easy to reduce it to a misled, demagogue measure by right-wing mayors...
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Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 9:37am
The End of Austerity in Europe?
A few months ago, when Occupy movements bloomed across Europe, the absence of any similar uprising in France appeared to be an anomaly in a country infamous for its people's propensity to take the streets. One explanation was that the presidential election was just around the corner, and that after 10 years out of government, the Left was capable of channeling the French people's indignation into electoral gains.
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