La Corse : une île-projet au coeur de la Méditerranée

Abstract : A part of the collective identity of Corsica has been built through the historical relations that were developed between this particular territory and the others Mediterranean islands. In 1999, the former Prime Minister Lionel Jospin decided to work together with Corsican local politicians in order to make institutional modifications, so called " Processus de Matignon ". Some propositions were made and built through a paradoxical perception of what being an islander is. But they also were created to plan Corsica's political future, either as an autonomous part of France, or as a more decentralized part. Some Mediterranean islands have experienced for years autonomous status and those experiences influenced the propositions that were made by elected people. Their aim was to link a political and institutional organisation with a territory-based identity. Our research is based on a qualitative and pluridisciplinary study: many Corsican local politicians were interviewed and we spent a long time in the island in order to collect many informations about how Corsican people regard their collective identity and the place that Mediterranean items take in these representations.
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Marina Casula. La Corse : une île-projet au coeur de la Méditerranée. Esprit Critique : Revue Internationale de Sociologie et de Sciences sociales, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM), Pays-de-la-Loire, 2010, 13 (1), pp.xx-xx. ⟨halshs-00846669⟩

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