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Accès à l'eau et clientélisme dans le Nordeste brésilien

Abstract : In the semi-arid Brazilian Northeast, the recent water supply projects in small rural communities break away from the traditional model of public action based on – large-scale hydraulics –. Emphasis in these projects has shifted from the fight against drought to the fight against poverty and interventions now aim to be localized, decentralized and participatory. However, does this new access to domestic water modify local dependency relations? Studying the “domestic water network” as a socio-technical system questions its actual appropriation by local populations. The analysis of life narratives shows that despite improvements for the local population, these projects are still rooted in a clientelistic heritage and top-down logic. Clientelism remains at the heart of local dynamics even though its nature is progressively changing.
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Anne-Laure Collard, Julien Burte, Florence Pinton, Pedro Jacobi, Jean-Yves Jamin. Accès à l'eau et clientélisme dans le Nordeste brésilien. Natures Sciences Sociétés, EDP Sciences, 2013, 21 (1), pp.35-44. ⟨10.1051/nss/2013060⟩. ⟨halshs-02516753⟩



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