The contemporary socioeconomic upheavals push societies to make a new link between the local situations and the global situations without crossing by the stage formerly necessary of the national. There are two spatial dimensions that we find perfectly in the border zones at the same time limit space in the world of States but opening space in the globalized system. Africa is a continent where the border spaces play this economic and social role more than politics. Can the socioeconomic activity carry politics? The recomposition of the cross-border public action essentially in the field of the town and country planning could be the federative element missing to the cross-border territorialization, and, more, the transformation of the State.
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