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NRE2: The 4 Themes

1.Governance Team


Team Leader:

Bruno Jean
Phone: (418) 724-1986 ext. 1642
Adresse: Département des Sciences Humaines
Université du Québec a Rimouski
300, Allée des Ursulines
Rimouski, QC G5L 3A1
Email: Bruno_jean@uqar.qc.ca




Brief Description of Research Activities Undertaken

1) Formation and consolidation of the research team, with Bruno JEAN and Steve PLANTE (UQAR), Omer CHOUINARD (U.Moncton), Patrice LEBLANC (UQAT), Derek WILKINSON (Laurentian), Peter APEDAILE (U. Alberta) and the participation of Bill REIMER.

2) Organisation of a First Seminar on Governance in February 2003, and planning of a Second Seminar for December 2004.

3) Identification of two sites (Néguac and Cap-à-l’Aigle) for in-depth case studies on local governance and discussions for two more sites to study in 2004, Taschereau, Séguin or, from the West, Ferintosh or Hussar.

4) Several telephone conference-based work sessions and one formal meeting at Carleton in the Gaspé region between the the researchers involved in the Néguac and Cap-à-l’Aigle case studies in May.

5) First studies completed in Néguac and Cap-à-l’Aigle.

6) Preparation of a theoretical and methodological document on governance (first draft completed - ongoing project).

7) Preparation of a paper on governance for the CRRF Conference in Gatineau in November.


Number and Level of Students Who Worked on the Project

• Undergraduate students - 1
• Master’s students - 2
• PhD students - 3


(Chantale Barnaby, Sophie-Anne Morin, Esther Turcotte, Annie Besse, Luc Bisson, Augustin Épenda, Tchabagnan Aeyva, Magella Simard)

Progress in terms of the Milestones Document

Case Studies
Two case studies (field work) were completed and two preliminary reports were produced, as set
      down in the Milestones Report.

Agencies
Development of a sampling frame (AYEVA report).
Field work to come, but explorations ongoing in the MRC des Basques ( A. Besse).

Strategies
Hiring of a doctoral candidate for the study on governance (Luc Bisson).
Possible studies on public/private partnerships and the role of SMEs (D. Rheault).

Rural/urban relations
To be discussed with Bill.

Theme research
Report by Augustin Épenda (doctoral thesis) on the measurement of intangible development factors
      in community capacity building.
Preliminary report by Majella Simard on policies for local development.
Literature review on governance and on community capacity building. (A. Besse, ongoing)
Other thematic studies to be determined.
 

Documents

  Reports
arrow-red_right.gif (101 bytes) Rapport de recherche #1
La gouvernance rurale. Aspects théoriques et méthodologiques. Recension des écrits
par Omer CHOUINARD, Bruno JEAN et Steve PLANTE
arrow-red_right.gif (101 bytes) Rapport de recherche #2
La concertation et le partenariat en milieu rural : l’expérience des Sociétés d’aide au développement des collectivités (SADC)
par Tchabagan AYEVA
Candidat au Doctorat en développement régional
Université du Québec à Rimouski
Sous la direction de Bruno JEAN
arrow-red_right.gif (101 bytes) Rapport de recherche #3
Gouvernance locale et renforcement des capacités. Quelques pistes de réflexion
pour un développement territorial durable des collectivités rurales

par Tchabagnan AYEVA
Candidat au Doctorat en développement régional
Université du Québec à Rimouski
Sous la direction de Bruno JEAN
  In Sites Flyers
arrow-red_right.gif (101 bytes) Le secteur communautaire et le monde des affaires sont les acteurs de la gouvernance locale les plus appréciés dans les milieux ruraux
par Bruno Jean
  PowerPoint Presentations
arrow-red_right.gif (101 bytes) Social Capital and Governance: The Role of Intangible Factors in Community Capacity Building
by Bruno Jean. Presentation for the Rural Sociological Society