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The Politics and Ideology of Planning

Tim Marshall


The present time is one of considerable political and ideological turmoil. This affects urban planning, like all areas of public policy. This book sets out to analyse the political and ideological dimensions of planning, focusing on the UK and particularly on England. These have been underplayed or obscured in the past, partly because professional planners have wished to present themselves as apolitical and non-ideological actors. The book proposes that good planning practice will be helped by a more explicit engagement with how planning is affected by political activity and by ideological t ... More

Keywords: Planning, Politics, Ideology, England, Planning and government, Planning and pressure politics, Media and planning

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781447337201
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447337201.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tim Marshall, author
Oxford Brookes University