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Introduction. L’incomplète mise en politique du sous-sol français

Abstract : The introduction to this special issue on the politicization of the subsurface aims to analyse the multiple uses of the subsurface that are emerging due to global changes, and the conflicts about these uses, through the prism of the politicization of this environment. The paper starts from the specific nature of this environment for which no direct experience is possible and whose knowledge and utilization must therefore depend on techniques. This partly explains the particular forms taken by opposition to the uses of the subsurface, which range from population enlistment, eruptive social movements to radical criticism of capitalism. However, the uses of the subsurface and their contestation do not always lead to politicization, meaning that no public debate takes place about the choice of a technical option in terms of energy transition. Reading the articles in this special issue from the analytical standpoint of politicization, which implies that uses should be credible, governable and legitimate, this introduction shows the insufficient politicization of French subsurface.
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Xavier Arnauld de Sartre, Sébastien Chailleux. Introduction. L’incomplète mise en politique du sous-sol français. Natures Sciences Sociétés, 2021, 29 (supplément), pp.S2-S11. ⟨10.1051/nss/2021048⟩. ⟨hal-03460740⟩



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