Updated on 2024/02/01


Faculty of Economics Associate Professor
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  • 博士(経済学) ( 東京大学 )

  • 修士(経済学) ( 東京大学 )


  • 2014.3

    The University of Tokyo   doctor course   completed

Research History

  • 2022.4 - Now

    Chuo University   Faculty of Economics   Associate Professor

  • 2017.4 - 2022.3

    Chiba University   Associate Professor

  • 2016.4 - 2022.3


  • 2015.4 - 2017.3

    Chiba University   Associate Professor

  • 2014.4 - 2015.3

    The University of Tokyo   Division of Economics, Graduate School   Assistant Professor

  • 2008.4 - 2010.3


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Professional Memberships

  • 政治経済学・経済史学会

  • 社会政策学会

  • 社会経済史学会

Research Interests

  • フランス経済史

  • 移民史

  • 労働史

Research Areas

  • Humanities & Social Sciences / Economic history


  • 両大戦間期フランスの移民政策に関する一考察(2)ーウィリアム・ウアリドの議論を中心にー


    『千葉大学経済研究』   35 ( 3・4 )   2021.3

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  • 両大戦間期フランスの移民政策に関する一考察(1)ーウィリアム・ウアリドの議論を中心にー


    『千葉大学経済研究』   33 ( 3・4 )   2019.3

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  • The Introduction of Foreign Workers and the Attitude of the French State in the 1920s : Discussions in the Permanent Inter-ministerial Immigration Commission Reviewed

    WATANABE Chihiro

    The Journal of Political Economy and Economic History   56 ( 221 )   18 - 31   2013.10

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    Language:Japanese   Publisher:The Political Economy and Economic History Society  

    This paper aims to clarify the relationships between public and private actors in immigration policy, by examining the 1920s debate on the introduction of foreign workers to France. The French government began recruiting foreign workers, based on bilateral treaties signed with Poland, Itary, and Czechoslovakia in September 1919 and March 1920. It regarted the introduction of foreign workers as necessary to carry out its economic development plans. Responsibility for overseeing immigration, however, was shared among several government ministries and agencies, and jurisdictional conflicts arose among them. Although the Parliament also discussed bills for creating a responsible agency, the ongoing conflicts prevented the realization of immigration policy reform. The National Manpower Council, charged by Parliament with resolving the issue, was ultimately able to adopt only such passive measures as strengthening cooperation among existing organizations. While the Parliament failed to establish an agency with overall responsibility for immigration policy, the Societe generale d'immigration (SGI), founded by professional organizations in 1924, developed processes for the recruitment and introduction of foreign workers from Eastern Europe and expanded its influence at home and abroad. Representatives of the SGI maintained a cooperative relationship with members of Parliament and with the administration through the Permanent Interministerial Immigration Commission and the National Manpower Council. Nevertheless, these relationships were greatly altered at the end of 1928 as a result of pressure from Polish authorities. The Interministerial Commission analysed the transference fees charged by SGI, which the Polish authorities regarded as problematic, and decided as a result of its discussions to intensify its control over all private organizations, including the SGI. Not only did the relationship between Agriculture Ministry and SGI representatives deteriorate in the process, but conflicts between Agriculture and Labour Ministy agents also came to the fore. That is, the Labour Ministry was friendlier to the SGI than was the Agriculture Ministry. This is significant because it highlights the fact that we cannot regard the relationship of the actors as one of binary opposition between the public and private sectors. This paper concludes that the actors, whether public- or private-sector, tightened their connections even as they opposed each other, leading gradually to the formation of contemporary immigration policy.

    DOI: 10.20633/rekishitokeizai.56.1_18

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  • Recruiting Immigrant Workers in France : Activities of the Societe Generale d'Immigration (SGI) in the 1920s Reviewed

    Watanabe Chihiro

    The Journal of Political Economy and Economic History   50 ( 200 )   35 - 45   2008.7

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    This paper analyzes in detail the SGI (la Societe Generate d'lmmigration), which developed and managed the recruitment and introduction of immigrant workers to France. This analysis will enable us to clarify the characteristics of the 1920s in the history of French immigration policy. The SGI was a recruitment company founded by the professional organization of the mining and agriculture industries, which were demanding immigrant workers. Under "a mixed system" (un systeme mixte) constituted of the State and the management, the SGI intervened in the recruitment of immigrant workers in Eastern European countries including Poland and Czechoslovakia; this activity contributed to the introduction of about four hundred thousand immigrant workers into France. Thus I infer that the activities of the SGI related to the organized recruitment, introduction and transport of foreign workers were one of the factors behind the rapid increase of foreign population experienced by France in the interwar period. When the SGI as established, it functioned on the basis of the rules of the Convention of France and Poland. However, as a cooperative relationship was gradually built up between administrative organs of the State and the SGI, the society began to take on responsibilities for immigration control. Moreover, while it made a huge profit from the transport of short-term contracted immigrant workers, it also introduced family immigrants in order to solve the problem of labor force instability from which management in the mining and agricultural industries had suffered. In the mining industries, immigrant workers and their families were included in this paternalism, permitting them to settle according to their nationalities and allowing their descendants the opportunity to learn their native language and history. In the domain of agriculture, the SGI ran a settlement business and in particular established a settlement company with the cooperation of the Polish government, aiming at introducing Polish immigrants into the wasteland areas of southwest France. Therefore I argue that these activities of the SGI exercised an important influence upon the organization of immigrant workers in the interwar period. In the 1920s, the State depended on the SGI for the introduction and control of immigrant workers. This dependence not only resulted in a laissez-faire French immigration policy, it was also a major reason that the problems related to immigration were not analyzed from an overall perspective.

    DOI: 10.20633/rekishitokeizai.50.4_35

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  • The idea of the nation in France during the interwar period and its transformation: the revision of the nationality law in 1927 Reviewed

    European studies   6 ( 6 )   153 - 169   2007.3

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  • 小野塚知二編『第一次世界大戦開戦原因の再検討:国際分業と民衆心理』

    渡辺千尋( Role: Joint author4章「平和主義の限界:国際協調の試みと「祖国の防衛」」)

    岩波書店  2014.12 

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  • 宮島喬編『移民の社会的統合と排除:問われるフランス的平等』

    渡辺千尋( Role: Joint author2章「移民と移民政策の変遷:1945年から1974年まで」)

    東京大学出版会  2009.6 

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  • 書評「北村暁夫・田中ひかる編『近代ヨーロッパと人の移動ー植民地・労働・家族・強制ー』」 Invited


    『歴史と経済』   ( 254 )   67 - 69   2022.1

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    Publishing type:Book review, literature introduction, etc.  


  • 書評「パトリック・ヴェイユ(宮島喬・大嶋厚・中力えり・村上一基訳)『フランス人とは何かー国籍をめぐる包摂と排除のポリティクスー』」 Invited


    『現代史研究』   ( 66 )   55 - 61   2020.12

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  • 移民政策に関する社会経済史的分析:大戦間期フランスの経験から

    第2回経済学部研究会(中央大学)  2022.6 

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    Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  


  • 1930年代フランスにおける移民政策の展開ー外国人労働者の規制と二国間協定ー


    社会経済史学会第88回全国大会  2019.5 

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  • フランスにおける移民政策の形成過程:1918-1939年


    政治経済学・経済史学会博士論文報告研究会  2017.6 

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  • さまざまな平和主義思想と開戦原因 Invited


    政治経済学・経済史学会春季総合研究会  2014.6 

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Research Projects

  • Joint International Research of the Issue of Diversities and French Republic Form of Government from the Viewpoints of Subsumption, Graft and Separation in Western Islands of the Indian Ocean

    Grant number:19KK0021  2019.10 - 2025.3

    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science  Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research  Fund for the Promotion of Joint International Research (Fostering Joint International Research (B))  Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

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    Grant amount: \18200000 ( Direct Cost: \14000000 、 Indirect Cost: \4200000 )


  • 両大戦間期フランスの移民政策と国際ネットワークの形成

    Grant number:16K20961  2016.4 - 2023.3

    日本学術振興会  科学研究費助成事業  若手研究(B)  千葉大学

    中村 千尋

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    Grant amount: \2600000 ( Direct Cost: \2000000 、 Indirect Cost: \600000 )



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  • 2023   入門演習   Department

  • 2023   演習1   Department

  • 2023   演習2   Department

  • 2023   演習3   Department

  • 2023   経済入門   Department

  • 2023   西洋経済史   Department

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