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Qu’est-ce que l’expérimentation dit ou fait des territoires ?

Abstract : Space, place and their inhabitants are now subjected to a whole range of experimentations. There is however a surprising paradox: On one hand, the specificity of social sciences would be that “fieldwork” is supposed to have replaced “experiments”; on the other hand, funding requests, papers and dissertations increasingly emphasise their “experimental” scope. So is it just a matter of ease of language? Or does institutional and funding pressure force us to trump up the ways to present research and innovation? Politicians promote experimentation in order to don a scientific aura, but are we not running the risk of making it an end in itself? Or is this paradox the symptom of a new horizon?
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Samuel Rufat. Qu’est-ce que l’expérimentation dit ou fait des territoires ?. Espace Geographique, Éditions Belin, 2019, 48 (1), pp.57-76. ⟨10.3917/eg.481.0057⟩. ⟨halshs-02485413⟩



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