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Intégration et conflits d'espaces - les dynamiques territoriales des Pokot (Nord-Ouest du Kenya)

Abstract : Based on an analysis of the Pokot situation, this study aims to define the models used to integrate the populations in the north-west of Kenya in the nation state and examine how these models are appropriated by the local society. Designed as a buffer zone between the semi-arid no man's land in the north and the high, fertile plateaux in the south, the West Pokot District is today an incontestable territorial referent that is the object of political claims and border conflicts. Yet, the organisation of the cattle and grain commodity chains generates differentiated evolution processes in the plains and mountain areas. Farmers elaborate territorial re-composition and strengthening strategies, with no consideration of complementarity exchanges and relations of proximity between the high and low areas of the Rift. Thus, a vision of two distinct production territories between which new conflicts emerge is therefore imposing itself over the vision of a single homogenous ethnic territory.
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Jean Huchon. Intégration et conflits d'espaces - les dynamiques territoriales des Pokot (Nord-Ouest du Kenya). Géographie. Université Toulouse le Mirail - Toulouse II, 2004. Français. ⟨tel-00458294⟩



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