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These events will aim to develop an ethnographic approach, “bottom” of state power, the exercise appears directly observable within interaction space and / or conflicting featuring state finance agents and target populations.

The study of these areas will also be an opportunity for a return to the finance researcher’s position in its field of investigation, especially when it is presented as closed social sciences.

Spaces that retain particular attention will be those assigned to the control population groups labeled as “deviant” by the agents of control.

“Mining”, “difficult”, “problematic” … some land and objects singularly resistant to the survey work, construction problems and return the results. This finding is, among other things, particularly strong in the field of research on deviance and control institutions. The opacity of institutions, the difficulties of access to land, the strength of the actors, the co-existence difficult with knowledge activists, political news “burning” of certain objects are all reasons that make compliance difficult and analysis of instances in which public power is embodied.

Most research already available focus primarily to objectify the position of the researcher on his land and the influence of the latter on the production results. Noting the existing literature, these two study days will aim to link the conditions of production of knowledge construction process results in the particular case of an analysis of the “State specific”.

This will be based not so much on the study of public policy, which often focuses on the analysis of discourses by policy makers, but rather on an ethnography of the practices of agents, regardless of their position within the institution. This approach proceeds from the assumption that an understanding of the state and the exercise of his / her power (s) cannot be reduced to the unilateral imposition of the prerogatives of public power on target populations. On the contrary, it is in the interactions between agents of the state and individuals or groups of individuals affected by their actions that state power takes shape as “something that flows,” and whose institutional agents and target populations are both the “effects” and “relay”.