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Contextualisation d’un instrument et apprentissages pour l’action collective

Abstract : In 2000, the French State sets up an instrument, the "Schéma de Cohérence Territoriale", to incite municipalities to create more comprehensive urbanization policies at a larger scale : the Community of Municipalities. These have handled this instrument in a broad manner, some only using it as an urbanization tool while others turned it into a political apparatus. Knowing that instruments have a strong potential to induce learning, we studied how the SCOT allowed one such Community of Municipalities to learn about collective action, through a case study centered on the contextualisation process of the instrument. If the SCOT met strong resistance when it was first introduced, it became, through the process of enrolment set up by mediators, a political apparatus. This process triggered the creation of both individual and collective learning – sensemaking, instrument-seizing – which allowed the actors engaged in the management situation to take part in the territorial governance process. Through this analysis, we show that instruments are far from neutral : along with structuring the actors’ behavior, they contribute to the production of learning and of common sense and language necessary to collective action.
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Chloe Vitry, Eduardo Chia. Contextualisation d’un instrument et apprentissages pour l’action collective. Management et Avenir, Paris : INSEEC, 2016, 83 (1), pp.121-141. ⟨10.3917/mav.083.0121⟩. ⟨hal-02634807⟩



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