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Du savoir cartographique au pouvoir bureaucratique. La politique des risques en France 1970-2000

Abstract : In a few short decades, mapping flood risks has become a central instrument for governing collective behaviour in France. The use of this geographical knowledge by public authorities necessitated, however, a specific process of imposing and negotiating the map as an official representation of danger. Using a case study, the article shows how the state intervened to increase the authority of maps both among the public as well as in the administrative and technical spheres. It also describes the discussions between central and local authorities concerning the mapping system that was introduced.
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Jean-Pierre Le Bourhis. Du savoir cartographique au pouvoir bureaucratique. La politique des risques en France 1970-2000. Genèses. Sciences sociales et histoire, Belin, 2007, p. 75-96. ⟨halshs-00416010⟩

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