(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

The relationship between spatial planning and economic competitiveness : the ‘path to economic nirvana’ or a ‘dangerous obsession’?

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BOLAND P. (1) ;
(1) School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Queen’s Univ., Belfast, IRLANDE


This article critically analyses the application and operationalisation of neoliberal competitiveness in Northern Ireland and Belfast. In focusing on this unique case study, a deeply divided society with a turbulent history, it takes the debate forward in arguing that rather than offering the ‘path to economic nirvana’ neoliberal competitiveness is a ‘postpolitical strategy’ and represents a ‘dangerous obsession’ for spatial planning


Article of periodic

published at : Environment & planning A / ISSN 0308-518X

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1974)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 46, no4 [pp. 770-787]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15583 A

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