The Limits of Power
The Politics of Local Planning Policy
- A. Blowers, The Open University, UK
A text which focuses on the relationship of local politicians and professional planners in the planning process, adopting a conceptual framework within which a series of case studies is analysed. It shows that where power is limited or diffuse, or liable to change, policy making can be uncertain or inconsistent. The book covers a wide range of planning policy, including transportation and land development and because the author has had both academic and political experience this gives his work a unique emphasis.
For planners, administrators, social scientists and all those interested or involved in public affairs at the local level