Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation

Commerce et gestion de l'espace urbain à Dakar : enjeux, logiques et stratégies des acteurs

Abstract : This thesis aims to develop a better understanding of the new urban dynamics related to commercial activities in Dakar. It focuses on the identification of the stakes, the logics, and the actors’ game with a view of better understanding the processes of urban space appropriation and its management by multiple actors who are involved directly or indirectly in commercial activities in the Senegalese capital. As a matter of fact commercial activities offer a relevant analytical framework of the processes of space appropriation and urban changes in Dakar, given the important place they hold in urban economy and the multitude of actors they involve. In actuality, commercial activities occur in many forms in the city of Dakar: street trading, markets, shopping malls. They do play a role in space changes within the Senegalese capital. However, due to the lack of coherent policy on urban space, trading presents a challenge to urban management. In this context, whereas decentralization could have contributed to urban development, it has actually heightened tensions, with political rivalries in the background, between the city council of Dakar and the central State. At another level, the decamping operations that are taken as a mode of regulation of urban space by local authorities have failed to solve the problem of street occupancy by merchants.
Document type :
Complete list of metadata
Contributor : Abes Star :  Contact
Submitted on : Monday, December 18, 2017 - 10:27:08 AM
Last modification on : Friday, April 30, 2021 - 3:50:27 AM


Version validated by the jury (STAR)


  • HAL Id : tel-01666143, version 1


Mamadou Khouma. Commerce et gestion de l'espace urbain à Dakar : enjeux, logiques et stratégies des acteurs. Histoire. Normandie Université, 2017. Français. ⟨NNT : 2017NORMLH08⟩. ⟨tel-01666143⟩



Record views


Files downloads