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DE LA « TERRE DES ANCÊTRES » AUX TERRITOIRES DES VIVANTS : Les enjeux locaux de la gouvernance sur le littoral sud-ouest de Madagascar

Abstract : Following in-depth rethinking of development and nature conservation paradigms, local governance is now the subject of growing interest among the administration and scientific communities. Our study tackles this wide issue, in particular by using empirical data collected on the southwestern Malagasy coast. Detached from the prescriptive aspects that are now at the centre of public political rhetoric (through the notion of “good governance”), we see that this concept covers a particularly interesting analytical dimension. This involves considering the dynamic processes of elaboration and interaction that are established between several types of actors and institutions involved in the management and use of the same space. The analysis of the local practices for managing renewable resources allows us to take into account all of the factors that, at the local level, contribute to producing the standards, rules and arrangements allowing organisation of the access to the resources and regulation of their use. In view of the complexity of these processes, I will then explore the links between local governance and territoriality of the actors. This reveals on the one hand the essential aspects of the collective dimensions of the territory that frame the practices and the decision-making processes and on the other hand the specific links between groups of actors with particular life experiences that, depending on their interest and their capacity to act, will revitalise these configurations. Locally, the effects of the exogenous interventions are then analysed from the angle of territorial dynamics.
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Benjamin Pascal. DE LA « TERRE DES ANCÊTRES » AUX TERRITOIRES DES VIVANTS : Les enjeux locaux de la gouvernance sur le littoral sud-ouest de Madagascar. Géographie. Museum national d'histoire naturelle - MNHN PARIS, 2008. Français. ⟨tel-00485894⟩



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