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La grammaire du territoire : action publique de développement et lutte politique dans les « pays »

Abstract : This thesis entitled “The grammar of the territory: public action of development and political struggle in the "pays"”, is a study, from the point of view of political science, of how the practice of the elected officials and local actors is affected by the introduction of new procedures of territorial public action called "pays". This work is organized around two parts. One is a reflection on the formation of a new framework of public action wich proposes a new value (the local development) and new standards such as animation, participation, recourse to expertise, contractualisation. The second is a study of three instances of development policy territories (Médoc, Haute-Saintonge and the Basque Country).It puts forward the interacting processes during which the use and appropriation of the standards of the territorial public action by local actors result in a recombination of political exchange and an emergence of new styles of leardership. Against an admittedly consensual image of the "local development", the conflictual and competitive character of these processes of change is also underlined, the sphere of public action and that a political competition not being regarded here as autonomous. Taken as a whole, this thesis proposes a critical reading of the changes in local public action, by pointing their limits as well as unvoiced dimensions (whether political or institutional).
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Sébastien Ségas. La grammaire du territoire : action publique de développement et lutte politique dans les « pays ». Science politique. Université Montesquieu - Bordeaux IV; Institut d'études politiques de Bordeaux, 2004. Français. ⟨tel-00250175⟩



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