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Quand une citadelle technique se (sou)met à l'épreuve de l'" impératif délibératif ".Récit et analyse pragmatique d'une procédure de type " mini public " dans le domaine de l'eau potable.

Abstract : Participative and deliberative procedures founded upon reliance on the average citizen are seeing an increasing relevance within today's democracies, characterised by their challenging of the delegation of decision-making to the Representative and the Expert, and by the User's rising political power in local politics. These instances of 'democratising democracy' have been studied extensively in the academic world. By starting with an analysis of a scheme to democratise drinking water provision within an urban community, conducted within the framework of action research, this study focuses on a few neglected points of view in academic writing: how is a participatory project for citizens received and experienced within an organisation that originally requested their participation? How do regular citizens go about thinking and producing a collective report within a 'mini-public' framework, and what influences the trajectory of this collective product? How does this initiative in citizen participation impact its protagonists and the local political system, in the absence of controversy ? In order to test the hypothesis of technical democracy in detail, an inductive approach has been developed, inspired by pragmatic sociology. On the one hand this work will endeavour to contribute theoretically, by describing deliberative activity, and on the other, operationally, provided that local "mini-public" participative approaches are treated with seriousness and efficiency.
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Bédu Clémence. Quand une citadelle technique se (sou)met à l'épreuve de l'" impératif délibératif ".Récit et analyse pragmatique d'une procédure de type " mini public " dans le domaine de l'eau potable.. Sciences de l'Homme et Société. UNISTRA, 2010. Français. ⟨tel-00593368⟩

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