Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Placing the stakes: the enactment of territorial stakeholders in planning processes
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0693-5355
2013 (English)In: Environment and planning A, ISSN 0308-518X, E-ISSN 1472-3409, Vol. 45, no 4, 781-796 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper is an investigation into processes of becoming-stakeholder. It focuses specifically on strategic spatial planning where the stakeholder concept has become one of the linchpins of much contemporary theory and practice. Through drawing upon the sociology of attachments and scholarship on subjectification, it is argued that the enactment of stakeholders in strategic planning processes can be gainfully understood as the production of stakeholder subjectivities by way of practices of ontological choreography which can generate territorial attachments and rearticulate existing attachments into a specifically territorial format. From this perspective, stakeholderness is never an ontologically pregiven property to be uncovered by diligent analysis. Rather, we might come to see that stakeholder subjectification is a process through which actors learn to be affected, and where these affections further come to be articulated as territorial attachments engendering, or at least prompting, a 'caring for place'. Still, as relational effects, subjectivities are always potentially precarious achievements and it is important not to take for granted that the subjectivities enacted in a specific situation or setting will be easily transposable to other contexts.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 45, no 4, 781-796 p.
Keyword [en]
stakeholders, subjectification, strategic spatial planning, attachment, ontological choreography
National Category
Environmental Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-124472DOI: 10.1068/a45116ISI: 000319631300005ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84876454636OAI: diva2:635993


Available from: 2013-07-08 Created: 2013-07-05 Last updated: 2013-09-03Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

final_proof_placingthestakes(245 kB)780 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 245 kBChecksum SHA-512
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Publisher's full textScopus

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Metzger, Jonathan
By organisation
Urban and Regional Studies
In the same journal
Environment and planning A
Environmental Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 780 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 159 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link