Description

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.

Readership

For planners, administrators, social scientists and all those interested or involved in public affairs at the local level

Table of Contents

(partial) Preface

Acknowledgements

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

Epilogue

Sources

Bibliography

Index

Other titles in the series

Details

Language:
English
Copyright:
© 1980
Published:
Imprint:
Pergamon
Print ISBN:
9780080301891
Electronic ISBN:
9781483292922