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The text is sent as a word file by e-mail. The reference volume is 45 000 signs (spaces included), including abstracts, notes, bibliography, appendices, tables and graphs. The text, in normal style, is aligned on the left, without paragraph indentation, without hyphenation, without bullet, nor number. It is written in garamond 11, single space, without margin. 

Abstracts in French and English (with translated title) do not exceed 700 characters (spaces included). They are accompanied by keywords (French and English, 7 maximum) and the JEL classification (5 references maximum).

The parts and sub-parts are numbered (1., 1.1, 1.1.1,...). The introduction and conclusion are not numbered.

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The title of the article, first and last name of the author, title, institution, e-mail address, personal postal address (for sending the issue), are mentioned.

Footnotes are numbered in ascending order in Arabic numerals in times new roman normal 9.

In the text, author references are listed from the most recent to the oldest, with the pages of the citations (Perroux, 1981, 47).

Acronyms are expanded when first used.

The bibliography is established in garamond 10, in alphabetical order of the only references used in the text, for an author, from the most recent year to the oldest, in the following form

CBD (2006) Convention on Biological Diversity, Home page,

CROUSSE B. (1991) Foncier et environnement, in É. Le Bris et al (dir.) L'appropriation de la terre en Afrique noire, Paris, Karthala, 151-158.

GENDARME R. (1999) La coopération euro-méditerranéenne, Mondes en développement, tome 27, n° 105, 9-14.

IIMI A. (2006) Did Botswana escape from the resource curse, IMF Working Paper 06/138, 31 p.

PERROUX F. (1981) Pour une philosophie du nouveau développement, Paris, Aubier-Montaigne, 279 p.


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