Resisting Neoliberalization: Communicative Planning or Counter-Hegemonic Movements?

  title={Resisting Neoliberalization: Communicative Planning or Counter-Hegemonic Movements?},
  author={Mark Purcell},
  journal={Planning Theory},
  pages={140 - 165}
  • Mark Purcell
  • Published 1 May 2009
  • Political Science
  • Planning Theory
This article argues that existing critiques of communicative planning become more salient when we consider the challenges posed by neoliberalization, which is understood here to mean the ongoing project to install market logics and competitive discipline as hegemonic assumptions in urban politics and policy-making. I develop how neoliberalization, by its normal operation, produces important legitimacy problems that must be managed. Overcoming these legitimacy problems necessitates decision… 

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