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Contributions géographiques à la définition d'une culture du risque en milieu littoral : le cas des résidents de l'Île d'Oléron (Charente-Maritime, France)

Abstract : The starting point of this thesis was the expression "risk culture" as used by the French government following the events related to the storm Xynthia in 2010. Through this, it reports a lack of knowledge and inappropriate behaviours among the populations when faced with coastal hazards. At the same time, it demonstrates its desire to raise public awareness of these issues. However, we have noted that a legislative communication and awareness-­raising framework has been in place since the 1980s, but its results are still limited. In addition, two main visions seem to be confronting each other: on the one hand, the State, which seeks to limit the establishment of stakes in so-called "at-risk" areas, and on the other hand, the local inhabitants, who as to protect their stakes. Thus, confronting the same hazards does not lead to identical interpretations: different cultures of risk exist. In order to understand these differences, we will attempt to demonstrate the hypothesis that the different discourses observed among populations regarding coastal risks are determined by their relationship to the environment. The aim is to characterise these relationships and illustrate how they are likely to affect their discourses and behaviours about coastal hazards. At the same time, we will attempt to define the components of a risk culture and assess its level among Oleronian residents. To do this, we will rely on the statistical analysis of results from a questionnaire survey, but also on mental maps.
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David Chionne. Contributions géographiques à la définition d'une culture du risque en milieu littoral : le cas des résidents de l'Île d'Oléron (Charente-Maritime, France). Géographie. Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - Paris I, 2018. Français. ⟨NNT : 2018PA01H007⟩. ⟨tel-02397152⟩

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