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Les associations de développement local étudiées à travers leurs configurations sociales : le cas d'un village de Haute-Égypte

Abstract : This dissertation is about two local community development associations strongly bound to one another and being showed in their local context of a rather typical village in southern Egypt, the least developed region of this country. This research refers to development sociology and sociology of organizations. It is distinguished by an innovative use of the social configurations concept introduced by Norbert Elias. Using participant observation, which is a methodology used for the first time in studying Egyptian rural organizations, as well as using complementary data gathered by interviews and quantitative files, two types of social configurations are examined. The first refers to social configurations internal to the village and to the two associations and comprises social interrelations related to territorial aspects, to families, to economy, to relations between men and women, to religion and to local politics. The second type, external social configurations, allows the study of interrelations and tensions in regard to different public and private organizations in partnership with these associations. This dissertation contributes to better knowledge of this type of organizations having significant role in community development, particularly by showing the importance of the power games studied in regards to established relations with other local bodies and with external actors and the key role of people responsible of these associations as mediators between internal and external configurations as well as between private and public partners that can collaborate in an often surprising ways.
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Milad Yacoub. Les associations de développement local étudiées à travers leurs configurations sociales : le cas d'un village de Haute-Égypte. Sociologie. Université de Nanterre - Paris X, 2008. Français. ⟨tel-00263874⟩



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