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The framing of power in communicative planning theory: Analysing the work of John Forester, Patsy Healey and Judith Innes

Westin, Martin (2022). The framing of power in communicative planning theory: Analysing the work of John Forester, Patsy Healey and Judith Innes. Planning Theory. 21 :2 , 14730952211043219 , 132-154
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In this paper, I analyse the framing of power in streams of communicative planning influenced by American pragmatism, sociological institutionalism and alternative dispute resolution. While scholars have heavily debated Habermasian communicative planning theory, the broader conception of power across these linked, but distinct, streams of the theory remains to be explicated. Through analysis of 40 years' of publishing by John Forester, Patsy Healey and Judith Innes - widely cited representatives of these three streams - a broader account of the treatment of power in communicative planning is established. The analysis shows that the streams of communicative planning provide distinct approaches to power with a joint focus on criticising conflictual illegitimate power over and developing ideas for how consensual power with might arise through agency in the micro practices of planning. Even if communicative planning thereby offers more for reflections on power than critics have acknowledged, the theory still leaves conceptual voids regarding constitutive power to and legitimate power over.

Authors/Creators:Westin, Martin
Title:The framing of power in communicative planning theory: Analysing the work of John Forester, Patsy Healey and Judith Innes
Series Name/Journal:Planning Theory
Year of publishing :2022
Volume:21
Number:2
Article number:14730952211043219
Number of Pages:23
Publisher:SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC
ISSN:1473-0952
Language:English
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 506 Political Science > Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 504 Sociology > Sociology (excluding Social work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Keywords:participatory planning, facilitators, frame analysis, collaborative planning, critical pragmatism, planners, sociological institutionalism, alternative dispute resolution
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-114369
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-114369
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DOI10.1177/14730952211043219
Web of Science (WoS)000716525500001
ID Code:27620
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
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Deposited On:26 Apr 2022 08:26
Metadata Last Modified:26 Apr 2022 08:31

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