Regional 2010: Our regions in the sense of history?

Regional 2010: Our regions in the sense of history?

Very imprudent are those who attribute the low rate of participation in the last regional elections to any deep dislike or even rejection of the French for their regions. For several decades now, local, regional and cantonal elections have been used as a defensive vote, and abstention is one form of this. In the French administrative mille-feuille, the region is, together with the communities of municipalities, one of the most recent local authorities. A simple administrative entity when it was created in the middle of the 20th century, the regions have acquired, by dint of decentralization laws, significant political and economic weight, and France belatedly joined the other large European countries, themselves organized into regions with more or less broad powers.

In France it is more the cutting than the existence of regions which is regularly called into question. Loosely copying the former royal provinces, the division of regions was originally provisional, and only very imperfectly overlaps with historical limits and French economic and geographic realities. Between traditions and rationalism, one day we will have to make choices to give our regions a soul, to renew the link between citizens and their newly elected officials, to strengthen the means of control of these institutions and their use of public funds. And also finally to decide to suppress the department, old anachronistic survival of a centralizing and Jacobin France. Intercommunality, for the organization of daily life and the region for major development projects, are in line with the history and reality of a world that has changed scale.

Video: Type I regions in three dimensions. Divergence theorem. Multivariable Calculus. Khan Academy