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Coopération transfrontalière et services urbains en réseaux dans la région de Genève

Abstract : This study analyzes the modalities of creation and treatment of cross-national boundary interconnexion projects regarding urban services organized as networks. The author uses a comparative approach dealing with several public services (mass transit, sewage and waste disposal) in the Geneva urban area (including the French communes). Further than its legal definition, the border is herein considered within the spatial limit of the administrative and political systems legitimacy. First, the author considered the genesis of interconnexion needs as the outcome of a mismatch between the socio technic modes of production, territorialy segmented, on one hand, and the evolution of the franco-genevese urban system on the other. Second, the author focuses on the existing modes of regulation. Thus, two modes of regulation are distinguished. The first one deals with the technical elements of urban services ; the second one with the territorial and institutional framework within which these local services are planed and administred. The study then shows that the technical adaptability of urban services to a new environment exists. However, without a legal, technical and institutional framework, the cross-national boundary interconnexion of these services is dependent upon a system of actors based on conflicting codes, different socio-technical standards which are the focus of a power relationship. The system of collective action rests upon the control of the interconnexion of urban networks considered as the instruments of legitimacy at the level of a cross-boundary territory, determined by their spatial setting.
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Bernard Jouve. Coopération transfrontalière et services urbains en réseaux dans la région de Genève. Sociologie. Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, 1992. Français. ⟨tel-00519680⟩

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