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Renewal of the local development policy: personal networking and inter-knowledge


The local development (ie program Leader, « pays » policies in france), has showed its limits with difficulties to get or reproduce conditions necessary for a successful sustainable local development. The functionment on Granville Terre et Mer (a rural hinterland linked to a littoral medium town), show courses of action to overcome thoses difficulties. The innovative promising practice  A functioning mainly based on a network of informal, interpersonal relations was progressivly set up, starting from the institutional identity, established from shared common analyses, values and practices, taking into account what is locally at stake for "regeneration" : balances, place of young people, social and professional integration, the ageing of the population, environment, economic and cultural dynamics, housing, … The concept of shared meaningfullness is essential for all. 2 parallel networks cross each other: the one of the elected people and local decision-makers, the one of the staffs. Newcomers Everyone, whatever its profile, newcomers, local people, or local people who moved, participates in an equivalent and complementary way. The dynamic comes from integration into these networks via cooptation, based first on shared values and commitment. The networks include farmers (new entrants, successors) or people with agricultaural background who share the common values. For everyone, it is a matter of experience, training and/or personal history and background. Toward regeneration ? The capacity to go collectively toward « regeneration » – this term is rejected in favour of « adaptation » - is reflected in the implementation of concrete actions such as raising awareness of youth to green jobs, attention paid to sylver economy, PLUI project limiting housing estates, ..., prospect of free public transport, PAT,.... with, in the background two ideas : fulfill the needs of the local population as well as welcoming newcomers, while maintaining/ improving the local quality of life.
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halshs-03337932 , version 1 (08-09-2021)


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Viviane de Lafond, Camille Robert-Boeuf, Nicole Mathieu. Renewal of the local development policy: personal networking and inter-knowledge. [Research Report] Ladyss UMR CNRS 7533. 2021. ⟨halshs-03337932⟩
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