Vitalizing Planning for a Neo-Welfare State: A Suggestion Based on Swedish Experiences
2006 (English)In: International Planning Studies, ISSN 1356-3475, E-ISSN 1469-9265, Vol. 11, no 2, 125-136 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Planning in Sweden is intimately connected with the welfare state, whose ethos andmethods are in crisis. The aim of this article is a) to bring in and accommodate new postmoderntheories to the planning context in Sweden and b) to examine how the planning profession inSweden in line with these theories can adapt to the radical societal and theoretical changes ofthe last decades. It is argued that the current planning role needs to be complemented with a new“proactive” kind of planning, ensuring that the voices and needs of vulnerable groups are heard.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 11, no 2, 125-136 p.
proactive planning, neo-welfare state, role of the planner
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-48638DOI: 10.1080/13563470601027805ScopusID: 2-s2.0-33845523849OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-48638DiVA: diva2:458219
QC 201111222011-11-222011-11-222011-11-23Bibliographically approved