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La politica urbana in Francia: una politica ambigua
Journal Title: TERRITORIO 
Author/s: Jacques de Maillard 
Year:  2008 Issue: 46 Language: Italian 
Pages:  5 Pg. 104-108 FullText PDF:  193 KB

Urban policy in France: an ambiguous policy - The ambiguous nature of neighbourhood intervention (ambiguously termed, as might be expected, politique de la ville in France), which moreover is 25 years old, contrasts with the idea of a new and experimental policy, when in fact it is polyform and paradoxical, characterised by discordant if not opposing principles and practices. More concretely, the policies manifest as a set of variously co-ordinated devices for managing territorialised insecurity, revealing precisely the continuities and breaks with the past and these include the ways in which public action is changing and evolving. Despite the institutionalisation and non negligible transformations that have occurred in recent years, it remains a secondary policy. As often occurs, the policy changes are not as clear-cut as they seem at first sight: the characteristics of the old model (contractualisation, the importance of co-ordination between municipalities, a global approach) are mixed with the new in a hybrid philosophy.

Jacques de Maillard, in "TERRITORIO" 46/2008, pp. 104-108, DOI:


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