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Politiques et stratégies de communication à l’œuvre dans les territoires métropolitains

Abstract : The thesis studies how the rise of metropolitan levels is accompanied by communication strategies and policies. Metropolises, dedicated to thinking about structuring development over their entire territory, but kept under municipal control, due to their mode of election in particular, are crossed by political and territorial tensions. Thus, metropolitan communication policies are constrained by a double imperative: the need to contribute to the ideal shaping of a new space for territorial political action and to consolidate the intermediate and elective political spaces that constitute them. Three types of methodologies have been developed: corpus analyzes made up of municipal and metropolitan publications; semi-structured interviews with elected officials, technicians, journalists and actors in the metropolitan area, and field observations. These analyzes highlight the opposing communication strategies developed vis-à-vis the metropolitan levels by the intermediate levels as well as the bypass strategies operated by the metropolitan communication policies. Whether they take the form of a technicalization of governance or a minimization of political power, these strategies normalize the capacity for political action of the Metropolises and neutralize the oppositions that cross them. All of these elements result in an opacity of metropolitan political issues. A trend accompanied by the difficult emergence of essentially metropolitan public spaces, due to the capture of public debate by the municipal level. As a result, Metropolises, endowed with structuring skills for the territory, are difficult to grasp for citizens, inhabitants and users. An element which leads to question its democratic character.
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Marie Lyne Mangilli Doucé. Politiques et stratégies de communication à l’œuvre dans les territoires métropolitains. Sciences de l'information et de la communication. Université Grenoble Alpes [2020-..], 2021. Français. ⟨NNT : 2021GRALL001⟩. ⟨tel-03192895⟩



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