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National-Level Planning in Democratic Countries
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National-Level Planning in Democratic Countries: An International Comparison of City and Regional Policy-Making

Rachelle Alterman

Abstract

National-level spatial planning in democratic countries has been all but ignored by researchers in urban and regional planning since the reconstruction years following World War II. Being synonymous for many with repressive regimes and coercive government practices, national-level planning also fell into some disrepute. A set of specially commissioned papers from leading researchers has produced this comprehensive study of current national-level planning in ten countries of the developed world. Challenging common assumptions, this comparative international study finds that there seems to be a ... More

Keywords: national-level planning, urban planning, regional planning, World War II, democratic countries, developed world

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780853238454
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846313639

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Rachelle Alterman, editor

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