Corporatism as a Contested Sphere: Trade Organization in Morocco under the Vichy Regime

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This paper reviews the history of local professional associations in Morocco under the French Protectorate and focuses on the period of Vichy rule in the colony (1940-1942). It examines the partial application of corporatism in Morocco as Vichy's preferred method of professional organization, which was expected to turn local attention away from a perceived nationalism to a seemingly benign economic activity. By investigating a local corporatist association operating in those years, this paper shows that the corporatist project unwittingly turned into a nationalist one not of its own making. The paper further examines the relationships between economy, colonialism, nationalism, racism, and Muslim-Jewish relations in Morocco during the Vichy period.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)453-489
Number of pages37
JournalJournal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient
Issue number4
StatePublished - 9 Jul 2015


  • Jews
  • Morocco
  • Muslims
  • Vichy
  • anti-Semitism
  • colonialism
  • corporatism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Economics and Econometrics


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