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L'actualité sahélo-saharienne au Mali : une invitation à penser l'espace mobile.

Abstract : The ongoing Malian conflict has sparked a renewed media and academic interest in the Sahel. This article shows how the various actors involved in the conflict, including nation-states, Tuareg rebels and Islamist terrorists have adopted mobile strategies, wich are not effectively explained using traditional geopolitical analysis. Combining a long-term geographical analysis of the Sahelo-Saharian space and a social network analysis of the main actors involved in the conflict, our objective is to develop an alternative methodological approach primordially based on movement. This mobile space approach, we argue, is probably better suited to grasp the complexity of contemporary conflicts in the Sahel-Sahara than the traditional approach based on territories.
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Submitted on : Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 9:41:16 AM
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Denis Retaillé, Olivier Walther. L'actualité sahélo-saharienne au Mali : une invitation à penser l'espace mobile.. Annales de géographie, Armand Colin, 2013, pp.594-617. ⟨halshs-00917581⟩



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