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La quadrature de l'hexagone : vers la fin des territoires politiques ?

Abstract : The Quadrature of the Hexagon : The End of the Political Territories ? For a long time, reforming the institutional territorial space remained a taboo. In 2008, the Attali report proposed a reform of the public space reveling ideological choices rooted in a fiscal and economic approach of space. Places were considered competitive production sites able to face global competition. These reform dynamics coexist with a sometimes hidden reality. For 30 years, the organization of the French territory has constantly been undergoing reforms : new plannig laws, decentralization, creation of new districts fragmenting public action guided by new priorities...The creation of metropolitan governments with their own fiscal resources has been the latest development of this territorial reorganization. The technical complexities ofthe French territorial organization, wrongly compared to a "mille-feuille", distract French citizens from the real debate about what links, responsibilities and solidarities persist to maintain a French idea of "geographic" citizenship.
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Éric Canobbio. La quadrature de l'hexagone : vers la fin des territoires politiques ?. Hérodote - Revue de géographie et de géopolitique, Elsevier Masson/La Découverte, 2009, pp.25-78. ⟨10.3917/her.135.0025⟩. ⟨halshs-00728970⟩



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