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Gouverner les déchets. Gestion territoriale des déchets ménagers et participation publique

Abstract : French domestic waste management is characterized by systematic conflicts related to settlements of treatment plants. Considered for a long time as a technical problem, waste management tends to be defined as a social issue. In response to these social disputes, policy-makers chose to use informative and participative procedures. Besides, local authorities have been made responsible for waste management through different planning processes.
This thesis deals with conflicts and territorial issues. It analyses institutional informative procedures specific to waste public policy, considered as public policy instruments, in order to estimate their ability to facilitate local waste management. Using a public policy analysis approach, we aim to understand the expectations put on informative procedures as well as their implementation. Three points are developped.

First, an analysis of the French domestic waste policy from 1975 to 2005 is presented, so as to highlight the way conflict issues have become predominant in the process of the definition of waste problem. This chronological analysis is organised according to three main points : the identification of instruments choices, the public to whom those instruments are addressed, and of the territorial issues related to waste management.
A second part is dedicated to a conflict about an incinerator project in Indre-et-Loire, regarding the prevaling planning process and the effect on local decision making.
Thirdly, we present the results of an empirical study in Centre region about local information and control committees around waste treatment plants.
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Laurence Rocher. Gouverner les déchets. Gestion territoriale des déchets ménagers et participation publique. Géographie. Université François Rabelais - Tours, 2006. Français. ⟨tel-00175228⟩



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