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Planning in Postmodern Times by Philip Allmendinger

By Philip Allmendinger

This e-book analyzes making plans from a postmodern point of view and explores replacement conceptions in keeping with a mix of postmodern pondering and different fields of social thought. In doing so, it exposes a few of the limits of postmodern social thought whereas supplying another belief of making plans within the twenty first century. This ebook will entice an individual attracted to how we expect and act on the subject of towns, city making plans and governance.

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The student revolts politicized the nature of education in the university system and criticized the production of knowledge as a means of power and domination . . the students also analyzed the university as a microcosm of a repressive capitalist society and turned their attention to ‘the full range of hidden mechanisms through which a society conveys its knowledge and ensures its survival under the mask of knowledge: newspapers, television, technical schools and the lycée’. It was this shift in understanding that sensitised philosophers such as Foucault, Lyotard and Baudrillard to the limits of Marxists analysis and pushed them in new Rethinking planning 23 directions to examine the nature of knowledge in post-industrial society.

This is something that he admits to, particularly the discontinuities or historical breaks (Best and Kellner, 1991: 44). He assumes a causal relationship between the ascendancy of Enlightenment rationality and the confinement of the mad which he later accepted was a result of his under-developed notion of power employed in Madness and Civilisation – something that he was to refine in his two next studies, The Order of Things and The Archaeology of Knowledge. In The Order of Things (1970) Foucault turns his attention to the discursive foundations and formations of thought, widening his critique of reason and unreason to scientific thinking generally.

Foucault attempted to do this in his later work, particularly in Discipline and Punishment and the shift to what he termed (following Nietzsche) a genealogical method. The starting point for archaeology and genealogy are the same: the disassembly of universal truths of history, the exposure of local, lost voices and the potential for infinite productions of meaning against the limited and regulated scope for discourse. However, Foucault places more emphasis on the economic, political and institutional influences upon discourse formation including a reformulated view of power.

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