The Limits of Power

The Limits of Power

The Politics of Local Planning Policy

1st Edition - April 30, 1980

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  • Author: A. Blowers
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483292922

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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

Table of Contents

  • The balance of power
    Planners and politicians
    Profile of a county
    Politicians versus planners - the case of fuller's earth
    Councils in conflict - transport planning in Bedford
    The politics of land development
    The politics of consensus - the Bedfordshire structure plan
    The limits of reform

Product details

  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 2016
  • Published: April 30, 1980
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483292922

About the Author

A. Blowers

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The Open University, UK

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