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Ce que peut apporter la résilience à la prévention des désastres. Exemples en Lavours et en Chautagne (Ain, Savoie)

Abstract : This paper sheds light on how the notion of resilience, in spite of its limitations, may contribute to a better understanding and management of disaster risk. The method used draws on two sites near to the Rhône, where flood hazard is similar to some extent. The first one is located in Culoz municipality, close to Lavours Swamps. The other one is situated in Chautagne, in Chanaz municipality. Yet, both cases show opposite risk management choices. Understanding the differences in both risk management and local development makes it possible to identify the reshaping of three major approaches of risk prevention, which are: a hazard-centered approach, a territory-based approach, and, today, a resilience-oriented approach. Considering those successive and intertwined risk approaches helps us to understand why the notion of resilience is so polysemic, why it potentially bears in itself so many contradictions and why it is questioned so much. Yet, drawing on the same elements, it is possible to defend why an integrated approach of resilience might be useful in understanding and managing risk. It could make both the benefits and shortcomings of disaster risk prevention policies more visible and explicit.
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Patrick Pigeon, Julien Rebotier, Bernard Guézo. Ce que peut apporter la résilience à la prévention des désastres. Exemples en Lavours et en Chautagne (Ain, Savoie). Annales de géographie, Armand Colin, 2018, 1 (719), pp.5-28. ⟨halshs-01702344⟩



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