Planning in the public domain : from knowledge to action (eBook, 1987) [WorldCat.org]
skip to content
New WorldCat.org coming soon
Planning in the public domain : from knowledge to action
Checking...

Planning in the public domain : from knowledge to action

Author: John Friedmann
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
John Friedmann addresses a central question of Western political theory: how, and to what extent, history can be guided by reason. In this comprehensive treatment of the relation of knowledge to action, which he calls planning, he traces the major intellectual traditions of planning thought and practice. Three of these--social reform, policy analysis, and social learning--are primarily concerned with public  Read more...
Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Historia
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Friedmann, John.
Planning in the public domain.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1987
(DLC) 87003194
(OCoLC)15485487
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Friedmann
ISBN: 9780691214009 069121400X
OCLC Number: 1159003370
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 501 pages) : illustrations
Contents: pt. 1. Concpets --
1. The terrain of planning theory --
pt. 2. Traditions --
2. Two centuries of planning theory: an overview --
3. Planning as social reform --
4. Planning as policy analysis --
5. Planning as social learning --
6. Planning as social mobilization --
pt. 3. Emergents --
7. Where do we stand? --
8. From critique to reconstruction --
9. The recovery of political community --
10. The mediations of radical planning.
Responsibility: John Friedmann.

Abstract:

John Friedmann addresses a central question of Western political theory: how, and to what extent, history can be guided by reason. In this comprehensive treatment of the relation of knowledge to action, which he calls planning, he traces the major intellectual traditions of planning thought and practice. Three of these--social reform, policy analysis, and social learning--are primarily concerned with public management. The fourth, social mobilization, draws on utopianism, anarchism, historical materialism, and other radical thought and looks to the structural transformation of society "from below." After developing a basic vocabulary in Part One, the author proceeds in Part Two to a critical history of each of the four planning traditions. The story begins with the prophetic visions of Saint-Simon and assesses the contributions of such diverse thinkers as Comte, Marx, Dewey, Mannheim, Tugwell, Mumford, Simon, and Habermas. It is carried forward in Part Three by Friedmann's own nontechnocratic, dialectical approach to planning as a method for recovering political community.

Reviews

Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.