S'engager pour l'eau potable : de l'indignation à la régulation civique

Abstract : This thesis focuses on the progressive creation of a “blue nebula”, an associative network dedicated to drinking water, and how it contributes to the regulation of its sector. It analyses how water users facing a problem gather in publics, as understood by Dewey (1927), in order to lead a social investigation. Those local activists express indignation, commit and proceed to the acquisition of knowledge and competencies for the service management. They exercise their own form of regulation, referred to now on as civic regulation. It consists of two faces, one being corrective and the other projective, and is composed of three complementary components: the politicisation which enables them to keep public attention on drinking water, the use of vigilance over the sector stakeholders, and civic participation. This civic regulation in the field of water management often expresses itself through conflict with local decision-makers and water operators, and can be conceived as a democratic counter-power (Rosanvallon, 2006).
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Cécile Tindon. S'engager pour l'eau potable : de l'indignation à la régulation civique. Sociologie. Université de Strasbourg, 2018. Français. ⟨NNT : 2018STRAB002⟩. ⟨tel-02125298⟩

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