Amenable actions preserving a locally finite metric

Abstract : The class A of countable groups that admit a faithful, transitive, amenable – in the sense that there is an invariant mean – action on a set has been widely investigated in the past. In this paper, we no longer require the action to be transitive, but we ask for it to preserve a locally finite metric (and still to be faithful and amenable). The groups having such actions are those that embed into a totally disconnected amenable locally compact group. Then we focus on the subclass A 1 of groups for which the actions are moreover transitive. This class is strictly contained into A and includes non-amenable groups. An important particular case of actions preserving a locally finite metric is given by actions by automorphisms of locally finite connected graphs. We take this opportunity, in our partly expository paper, to review some nice results about amenable actions in this setting.
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Claire Anantharaman-Delaroche. Amenable actions preserving a locally finite metric. 2018. ⟨hal-01767131⟩



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