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Des friches au paysage: analyse d'un dispositif d'action publique environnementale dans des rapports sociaux localisés. Le cas des côtes de Moselle.

Abstract : Agricultural wastelands are a key tool for analyzing institutional, economic, political and social logics in a territory. Although a negative conception of wastelands emerged in the 19th century onwards, it is only from the 1960s that a real fear of the countryside being abandoned took hold. As the agricultural world changed, so did the wastelands. Some public actors point out the social risks of wasteland - abandonment, neglect, desertification - while others (notably agronomists and landscape architects) report the environmental and landscape risks - "landscape closure", homogenization and depletion of biodiversity. The thesis aims at a sociological understanding of this object, with its blurred and shifting contours in socio-historically situated relationships. The research field is a rural territory located near the metropolis of Metz, the Côtes de Moselle, which history has marked with a double imprint of vineyards and industry. The research focuses in particular on a participatory process initiated by an intermunicipality accompanied by the decentralized institutions of the State (the landscape plan of the Moselle and Rupt-de-Mad valleys), and on the practices and representations of various local actors, including a citizens’ group (the "Collectif forêt du Val de Metz"). A diversified methodology is used: participant observations of meetings, site visits and participatory workcamps; semi-directive interviews (with the actors of the landscape plan, various "experts", elected representatives, associative members, "inhabitants", etc.); literature review (reports, texts and images mobilized within the framework of the schemes and from private sources). Initiated within the framework of a research program called “Pour et Sur le Développement Régional” supported by INRAE, and more specifically the ASTRAL project (Acteurs et Services écosystémiques des Territoires RurAux Lorrains), this doctoral research work is at the crossroads of environmental sociology, public action and rural sociology. It strives to show the relevance of a double reading grid in terms of governmentality and localized social relationships.
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Alissia Gouju. Des friches au paysage: analyse d'un dispositif d'action publique environnementale dans des rapports sociaux localisés. Le cas des côtes de Moselle.. Sociologie. Université de LORRAINE, 2021. Français. ⟨tel-03607441⟩



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