Le sage et l'Etat. Pouvoir, territoire et développement en Guinée Maritime

Abstract : « Empowerment », « participative process », « decentralisation », « bottom/top approach » those terms are omnipresent in the world of development ; they are used by both actors and researchers and they all imply that local practices have to be considered in the process of “sustainable development” involving social development and ressource sustainability. In the context of Coastal Guinea where a strong sense of community prevails, the local situation cannot be understood perfectly with current tools. Like in every community, the access to workers, ressources and field depends on the dominating forces. Thanks to an original approach, based on the understanding of the force ratios and their implications, we can find out and assess the decision-making process and the basis of local strategies. Whereas this approach underlines the lines of local decision makers, it also reveals the high coherence of autochton territory management and gives valuable data to comment the political aspects of developement in the Republic of Guinea. We may however regret that no efforts are made to consider those well-established efficient structures, neither to integrate populations within the territory management decentralisation process when we are aware that their objectives are close to the governmental goals : resource sustainability, and social and economic development.
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Pascal Rey. Le sage et l'Etat. Pouvoir, territoire et développement en Guinée Maritime. Géographie. Université Michel de Montaigne - Bordeaux III, 2007. Français. ⟨tel-00172775⟩

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