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Circulation internationale et construction sociale d'un "modèle" de gestion des services urbains : les city improvement districts à Johannesburg

Elisabeth Peyroux 1, *
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1 CIEU - Centre interdisciplinaire d'études urbaines (Toulouse)
UT2J - Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès
Abstract : The international circulation of "models" and their transfer from one geographical context to another are at the heart of many theoretical and methodological debates. Using the example of the North American model of the Business Improvement District and the case study of Johannesburg, this article mobilizes the literature both in French and in English to analyse the social construction of the model. Attention here is paid to the ways in which knowledge about the models is formed and circulates. The discursive approach throws light on the ways in which this model is re-interpreted at local scale, in particular through processes of decontextualisation and recontextualisation, operating within various entrepreneurial strategies at micro- local scale.
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Elisabeth Peyroux. Circulation internationale et construction sociale d'un "modèle" de gestion des services urbains : les city improvement districts à Johannesburg. Espace Geographique, Éditions Belin, 2012, 41 (1-2012), pp.68-81. ⟨hal-00707635⟩

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