La « société civile », ce « nouvel » acteur de l'aménagement des territoires

Abstract : Since the past two decades, country planning and management have put in question "the civil society". This last one appears as a legitimate and needed component to ensure good governance of territories and public affairs. This article aims to assess this new orientation of both arguments and practices of territories management. I therefore propose to structure it in three points. The first one describes and lists new orientations of country planning and management since the early 90's. These are linked with legal texts, notably those regarding environment management. The second one proposes a reflection about how civil society is implicated to territories management processes. In particular I will discuss the issue of civil society definition and its participation. The last point of this proposed reflection does lead to the critical analysis of some properties commonly attributed to civil society participation to public action. In fact, few changes appear in practices and goals of country planning and management.
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Richard Raymond. La « société civile », ce « nouvel » acteur de l'aménagement des territoires. L'Information géographique, Armand Colin, 2009, 73 (2), pp.10-28. ⟨halshs-00733790⟩



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