L'intercommunalité urbaine en France : processus, contraintes et perspectives

Abstract : Intercommunality having its own taxation system imposes itself as a fundamental way in running territories in France; it dominates the local and regional geopolitical landscape . The intercommunal map is the product of the power relationship between the different actors/operators. agglomerations are misrepresented by the intercommunality. The intercommunal formations guided and framed by absurd but imposed demographic thresholds have created new agglomerations with demographic size far away from the realty of the urban units defined by L'INSEE, since all agglomerations with 50 000 to 450 000 inhabitants can have the status of CA. The demographic thresholds have changed through the years giving small CU. If we add the territorial discontinuities and the fragmentation of large urban agglomerations into several intercommunalities, the territorial bouleversement which has started during the 90's was considered/ qualified by some people as an "intercommunal revolution". On the other hand, the repartition of the number of communal councilors and the size of community councils, the mode of representation pertaining to these councils and the distribution of seats between rural and urban communities or between communities located in the centre and those in the periphery, and finally the choice of the president of the agglomeration are political issues at stake that show/ reveal the complexity of the system that the different consecutive reforms have consolidated rather than modified.
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Larbi Meftah. L'intercommunalité urbaine en France : processus, contraintes et perspectives. Science politique. Université de Lorraine, 2012. Français. ⟨NNT : 2012LORR0421⟩. ⟨tel-01754514⟩

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