Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Journal articles

Déplacer au nom de la sauvegarde patrimoniale et du développement économique ? Analyse multiscalaire du programme de resettlement à Lalibela (Éthiopie)

Abstract : This article analyzes a program implemented to displace 700 households living around Lalibela rock-hewn churches in Ethiopia, registered in the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1978. Actors involved in this project fall within different scales and set up their action in national and global practices of resettlement. All legitimize this displacement by mobilizing two main arguments: heritage conservation and economic development. Existing as a rumor since the 1960s, the resettlement has finally started in 2009 after an agreement between World Bank and Ethiopian government for the development of sustainable tourism in Ethiopia. Then, a brutal and nonlinear implementation has begun, showing up unstable power relationships between dwellers, public and ecclesiastic Ethiopian actors, and international actors. By analyzing discourses and practices of these actors throughout the resettlement planning and the first steps of its implementation, we propose a contemporary assessment of urban restructuring by « creative destruction » in a small Ethiopian town.
Document type :
Journal articles
Complete list of metadatas

https://hal-univ-paris10.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-01640200
Contributor : Administrateur Hal Nanterre <>
Submitted on : Monday, November 20, 2017 - 4:59:09 PM
Last modification on : Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 11:50:16 AM

Links full text

Identifiers

Citation

Marie Bridonneau. Déplacer au nom de la sauvegarde patrimoniale et du développement économique ? Analyse multiscalaire du programme de resettlement à Lalibela (Éthiopie). L'Espace Politique, EA 2076 HABITER - Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, 2014, ⟨10.4000/espacepolitique.2941⟩. ⟨hal-01640200⟩

Share

Metrics

Record views

116