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De l'Arc à l'espace atlantique européen. Réflexions méthodologiques à propos d'un territoire en construction.

Olivier Balbastre 1
1 LETG - Nantes - Littoral, Environnement, Télédétection, Géomatique
CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique : UMR6554, EPHE - École pratique des hautes études, UNICAEN - Université de Caen Normandie, UBO - Université de Brest, UR2 - Université de Rennes 2, IGARUN - Institut de Géographie et d'Aménagement
Abstract : The Atlantic Arc officially appeared in 1990 pennies the impulse of some individuals in reaction to the European vision of the time which tended to announce the periphericity of the european atlantic territories. Taking support on the emergent framework of community expression, the areas of the Atlantic frontage became a heart of exchanges and co-operations. The recognition through the European Spatial Development Perspective (ESDP) in 1999 of a transnational area of interest, Atlantic Area, makes tip over of the incantation in the reality. Joined together around the concept of maritimity, is the Atlantic Area making actually a territory ? The methodological tool and the concept of socio-spatial formation organize the approach of this problematic. Visible infrastructure and underlying superstructure, the object of study is questioned by his capacity to be a maritime frontage despite the obvious heterogeneity. The territorial diagnosis and regional profiles, the distribution and the function of the toponym Atlantic, sets of institutional actors and cooperation are the preferred inputs to understand the possible pattern of Atlantic territory. In addition, this work involved the planning prospects of the European area in macro-territories intended to strengthen it.
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Olivier Balbastre. De l'Arc à l'espace atlantique européen. Réflexions méthodologiques à propos d'un territoire en construction.. Géographie. Université de Nantes, 2010. Français. ⟨tel-00584676⟩

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