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Construction territoriale et développement local : l'exemple d'Alep en Syrie


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  • Rabih Banat
  • Améziane Ferguene
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    This article explores the territorial dynamics in the city of Aleppo -Syria- as a way to reveal the factors of its success. Our analysis depends on a methodology that interprets the results of an empirical work with the help of a theoretical framework based on the concepts of both the localized productive system and the constructed territory. With such a methodology, this article analyzes the historical process of territorial construction and the resulting dynamics of local socio-economic development. This analysis discloses the crucial factors of local development : the handicraft inheritance updated by the local actors, the workforce skills, the regulation induced by the local socio-culture... and the international openness. As a conclusion, this article questions the future of this territory that, under the effect of globalization, has confronted major challenges that oblige the local actors to reconsider the source of their competitiveness.

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    Article provided by Armand Colin in its journal Revue d’Économie Régionale & Urbaine.

    Volume (Year): novembre (2009)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 683-710

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    Handle: RePEc:cai:rerarc:reru_094_0683

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    Keywords: territory; local development; industrialization; Local Productive System; Aleppo;


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