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Les métropoles à l'épreuve de leur récit politique : Le transcodage contrarié des émotions et de la technique

Abstract : How expresses the symbolic violence of language policy (and what rhetorical dominant) in the process of metropolisation? We mobilized the results of recent surveys conducted on public policies in urban areas of Naples, Toronto, Montreal, Lyon, Strasbourg and Grenoble to reflect on what resembles a testing time of the metropolitan narrative. We indeed the fact that political elites (elected officials, experts) are struggling to produce audible speech and legitimate intercommunal level when trying to set priorities for public action on this scale in terms of planning, development and social cohesion. In the ways of telling cities, there is both a sense of failure (of political rhetoric without emotion) and a power of oratory (speeches without professional seduction). To understand how these political narratives illustrate deficits but also explain the governance uncertain, incomplete and differentiated urban institutions, the paper proposes to incorporate into the cognitive effects of public policy context and territoriality in mobilizing different analytical traditions (Cultural Studies, the entry with the symbolic politics, Narrative policy Analysis). This combination can insist, in conclusion, the transcoding process of the common good local thwart the emergence of a political order in the metropolitan level.
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Alain Faure. Les métropoles à l'épreuve de leur récit politique : Le transcodage contrarié des émotions et de la technique. Governing the Metropolis : powers and territories. New Directions for research, Nov 2012, Paris, France. ⟨halshs-00830176⟩



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