(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Power and contingency in planning

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

VAN ASSCHE K. (1) ; DUINEVELD M. (2) ; BEUMEN R. (3) ;
(1) Faculty of Extension, Univ. of Alberta, Edmonton, CANADA
(2) Cultural Geography Group, Univ., Wageningen, PAYS-BAS
(3) Faculty of Management, Science and Technology, Open University of the Netherlands, Herleen, PAYS-BAS


This paper analyses the role and reception of poststructuralist perspectives on power in planning since the 1990s. It makes a distinction between the power of planning (the impact in society), power in planning (relations between players active in planning), and power on planning (the influence of broader society on the planning system), to refine the analysis of planning/power. It is argued that an interpretation of Deleuze, Luhmann, and Foucault, as thinkers of power in a theoretical framework that is based on the idea of contingency, can help to refine the analysis of power in planning. Planning then can be regarded as a system in other systems, with roles, values, procedures, and materialities in constant transformation, with the results of each operation serving as input for the next one


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2014, vol. 46, no10 [pp. 2385-2400]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15583 A

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