Essay: Re-engaging Planning Theory? Towards ‘South-Eastern’ Perspectives

@article{Yiftachel2006EssayRP,
  title={Essay: Re-engaging Planning Theory? Towards ‘South-Eastern’ Perspectives},
  author={Oren Yiftachel},
  journal={Planning Theory},
  year={2006},
  volume={5},
  pages={211 - 222}
}
  • O. Yiftachel
  • Published 1 November 2006
  • Sociology
  • Planning Theory
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