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L'espace nomade du pouvoir politique en Mauritanie.

Abstract : The aim of this thesis is to understand political power in Mauritania by studying its spatial patterns. Moorish tribes who control the state are all linked to a place in the country. Their power is based on their ability to bring these places nearer to political centers. Political power results from relationships between tribes within state institutions. The capital Nouakchott is a central place for such institutions but it is not a center ruling over a periphery. Since the position of tribes in state institutions fluctuates, spatial location and situation of the places to which they are attached are also mobile. Thus, the ability to modify space is a way to control political power just as the control of political power makes it possible to alter space.
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Clement Lechartier. L'espace nomade du pouvoir politique en Mauritanie.. Géographie. Université de Rouen, 2005. Français. ⟨tel-00012100⟩



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