of nature and government of people in Gwendégué
(Center-West of Burkina Faso)
de cours, Institut Universitaire d'Études du Développement
(Genève), IRD, Burkina Faso
The article examines the dynamics and forms of
production of the social order in the Winye of Burkina Faso.
The analysis is based on a study of the distribution of rights
over natural ressources. Issues of collective action that allow
a frontier society to establish itself and reproduce are shown
to be resolved by means of setting up altars associated with
a particular space and a diversified property regime that makes
resources a possession that is at once common and private.
Key-words : land rights - political construction
- common property - collective action - Winye - Gwendégué - Burkina Faso.