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Quand le périurbain est militant : l'engagement associatif local en faveur de l'environnement

Abstract : This thesis analyses the different aspects of the middle classes local engagement and the way in which periurban areas can be spaces of political experimentation. In the 1970s and 1980s, the middle classes sought to gain power and take over periurban municipalities in order to make the areas where they lived more in keeping with their lifestyle. This thesis explores mobilisations presenting similarities to the ones associated with the socialist party landslide victories in periurban areas in the 1970s and 1980s. Almost forty years later, to what extent do the inhabitants of periurban areas wish to hold some control over their residential environment and how do they go about acquiring this control ? This thesis is based on a field investigation within two environmental organizations. Both located in Lyon’s periurban area, they aim to develop cycling as a daily transport mode. This thesis explores the activists’ rationale for action, the values underlying their local commitment, the forms taken by this commitment and the modalities of adjustment to the new political scene of intercommunality.
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Elodie Dupuit. Quand le périurbain est militant : l'engagement associatif local en faveur de l'environnement. Géographie. Université de Lyon, 2020. Français. ⟨NNT : 2020LYSE2021⟩. ⟨tel-02930232⟩



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