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La  «désertification» en question

(32 (1996/1) - Recherches en Géographie Humaine)
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Index de mots-clés : désertification, développement rural, dévitalisation, sociétés rurales, territoire


The « desertification » of the French rural areas is a much debated subject for it relies on a vague concept. After analysing the content of debates and precising what we mean by desertification, this contribution puts forward the results of a general analysis carried out on three scales and concludes that « desertification »Idevitalisation is really going on in a significant part of the territory.

Index by keyword : desertification, devitalisation, rural development, rural societies, territory

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Roger CALMÈS, «La  «désertification» en question», Bulletin de la Société Géographique de Liège [En ligne], 32 (1996/1) - Recherches en Géographie Humaine, URL :

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