Post-Liberalism: On the Ethico-Politics of Planning

@article{Roy2008PostLiberalismOT,
  title={Post-Liberalism: On the Ethico-Politics of Planning},
  author={Ananya Guha Roy},
  journal={Planning Theory},
  year={2008},
  volume={7},
  pages={102 - 92}
}
  • A. Roy
  • Published 1 March 2008
  • Political Science
  • Planning Theory
This essay is one in a series of reflections on planning and planning theory. In embarking on this reflection, I was immediately drawn to the recently published piece by Oren Yiftachel (2006) which articulates a view from the ‘southeast’ and calls for a more serious study of the ‘transformation of space’, that is, of planning rather than of planners. I am highly sympathetic to Yiftachel’s agenda, arguing as I have in several venues that it is time to locate the production of urban and planning… 
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