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Équité territoriale : quelles lectures par les théories du développement durable ?


  • Bertrand Zuindeau


The problematic of sustainable development (SD) is mainly directed on the issues of intergenerational equity. The study of intragenerational equity is less frequent. In this article, we deal with a particular form of intragenerational equity, the territorial equity. Beyond a denunciation of various territorial inequalities, literature about SD grasps the territorial equity through possible territorial transfers of sustainability. The reality of these transfers, and their measurement, depend however on general conceptions of SD. The text examines the analyses which are deduced from these different conceptions. It tries to reveal their respective limits; limits which are even going to question the relevance of territorial dimension facing global stakes. We conclude on possible ways to promote a better territorial equity.

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  • Bertrand Zuindeau, 2005. "Équité territoriale : quelles lectures par les théories du développement durable ?," Reflets et perspectives de la vie économique, De Boeck Université, vol. 0(4), pages 5-18.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:rpvedb:rpve_444_0005

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    1. Catherine Figuière & Michel Rocca, 2011. "Gouvernance versus gouvernement : six propositions dans le champ du développement durable," Post-Print halshs-00641219, HAL.
    2. Michel Casteigts, 2013. "Les Paradoxes De L’Équité Territoriale," Post-Print halshs-01529778, HAL.

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