Deconstructing Communicative Rationality: A Critique of Habermasian Collaborative Planning

  title={Deconstructing Communicative Rationality: A Critique of Habermasian Collaborative Planning},
  author={Mark Tewdwr-Jones and Philip Allmendinger},
  journal={Environment and Planning A},
  pages={1975 - 1989}
What has becomes known in recent years as communicative or collaborative planning has forged a new hegemony in planning theory. Described by some as the paradigm of the 1990s, it proposes a fundamental challenge to the practice of planning that seeks both to explain where planning has gone wrong and (more controversially) to identify ways forward. The broad approach itself and advocates of it have lacked the advantage of any critique. This paper provides such an opportunity. Following a brief… 

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