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Les pouvoirs du danger. Zone industrielle de Fos-sur-Mer. Anthropologie politique des risques industriels et du conflit de l'incinérateur.

Abstract : This thesis is interested in the political construction of environmental conflicts related to waste, industrial hazards and pollution management. The research is wondering about the political uses of danger, this is to say, about the devices the powerful, politicians, multinational companies, state representatives or NGOs leaders, used to fight against the threats, also produce and create them, make the threats growing bigger by lack of decision, or mask and exploit them. In order to find some elements of answer, a fieldwork has been realized in the industrial area of Fos-sur-Mer, near Marseille, from the end of 2004 to the end of 2007. All these threats are thus gathered by a very politicized conflict brought about by Marseille's will to create an incinerator plant at Fos-sur-Mer, in order to burn its municipal waste. Despite about forty actions before the courts, the incinerator started in 2010 after twenty years of struggle, advance, decline and sudden revivals. The thesis aims to interpret the influence of power issues upon the conflict: commercial war between waste firms, NGOs' leaders tactics, political rivalries, electoral turnarounds, national scandals, networks of power, bribery suspicions etc. Thus, this thesis is studying the disorders of power which are forming by the end real politics of disorder.
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Tobias Girard. Les pouvoirs du danger. Zone industrielle de Fos-sur-Mer. Anthropologie politique des risques industriels et du conflit de l'incinérateur.. Anthropologie sociale et ethnologie. Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), 2012. Français. ⟨tel-00715472⟩

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