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L'épreuve de la mine : autochtonie et environnement en Nouvelle-Calédonie

Abstract : This thesis analyses social mobilisations against a mining project in the South of New Caledonia. In particular, it studies how these mobilisations have resulted in a new problematisation of the environment, of the Kanak identity and of public participation in mining projects. For several decades, the representation of local populations in new- Caledonian mining sectors has been focused on the issue of Kanaky’s economic and political independence. The thesis analyses the process whereby the Goro-Nickel controversy has made a new environmentalist indigenous political category appear. This new group arises from the alliance between different Kanak collectives and environmental organizations. Their joint mobilisations have turned the natural environment of New Caledonia into a new political object, which today needs to be taken into account in mining activity regulations. The thesis examines both the history of the social mobilizations against the Goro-Nickel project, and the different instruments established to frame this new claim.
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Julien Merlin. L'épreuve de la mine : autochtonie et environnement en Nouvelle-Calédonie. Sociologie. Université Paris sciences et lettres, 2018. Français. ⟨NNT : 2018PSLEM092⟩. ⟨tel-03267822⟩



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