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Record number 432872
Title Formal/Informal Dialectics and the Self-Transformation of Spatial Planning Systems: An Exploration
Author(s) Assche, K.A.M. van; Beunen, R.; Duineveld, M.
Source Administration and Society 46 (2014)6. - ISSN 0095-3997 - p. 654 - 683.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/0095399712469194
Department(s) Strategic Communication
Land Use Planning
Cultural Geography
WASS
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2014
Keyword(s) danube delta - institutions - governance - informality - management - property - participation - subcultures - insurgence - capacity
Abstract In this article, we present a perspective on the interaction between formal and informal institutions in spatial planning in which they transform each other continuously, in processes that can be described and analyzed as ongoing reinterpretations. The effects of configurations and dialectics are often ambiguous, only partially observable, different in different domains and at different times. By means of analyses of key concepts in planning theory and practice, this perspective is illustrated and developed. Finally, we analyze transformation options in pla-ning systems, emphasizing the limits of formal institutions in transforming formal/informal configurations, and stressing the importance of judgment and conflict.
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