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Author Flyvbjerg, Bent.

Title Rationality and power : democracy in practice / Bent Flyvbjerg ; translated by Steven Sampson
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1998


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 MELB  320.4489 Fly/Rap  AVAILABLE
Description xiii, 290 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Series Morality and society
Morality and society.
Contents Map of Downtown Aalborg -- 1. In Some Remote Corner of the Universe -- 2. The Aalborg Project -- 3. Bacon and Nietzsche Come to Northern Jutland -- 4. Power Defines Reality -- 5. Rationality as Frozen Politics -- 6. The Rationality of Resistance -- 7. The Weakness of the Better Argument -- 8. The Longue Duree of Power -- 9. Rationality in the Context of Power -- 10. Interpretation over Truth -- 11. Antagonistic Reactions at Play -- 12. Farewell to Reason -- 13. The Dream Plan -- 14. Knowledge Kills Action -- 15. Minutiae Matter -- 16. Myths Die Hard -- 17. Exit the Innovators -- 18. A Single Drama...with an Endless Play of Dominations -- 19. Reality Check -- 20. Power Has a Rationality That Rationality Does Not Know -- App. A. Main Actors in the Aalborg Project -- App. B. Chronology of the Aalborg Project -- App. C. Elements in the Original Aalborg Project
Summary The Danish town of Aalborg is to Flyvbjerg what Florence was to Machiavelli: a laboratory for understanding the real workings of power and what they mean for our more general concerns of social and political organization. Politics, administration, and planning are examined in ways that allow a rare, in-depth understanding. The reader witnesses, firsthand, the classic and endless drama which defines what modernity and democracy are and can be
Notes Translation of: Case-baseret studie af planlaegning, politik og modernitet
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-275) and index
Subject Democracy -- Denmark -- Ålborg.
Democracy -- Denmark -- Ålborg
Power (Social sciences)
Ålborg (Denmark) -- Politics and government.
Author Sampson, Steven.
LC no. 97017204
ISBN 0226254496 (cloth : alk. paper)
0226254518 (paperback: alk. paper)
Other Titles Case-baseret studie af planlægning, politik og modernitet. English
Rationality & power
OTHER TI Case-baseret studie af planlaegning, politik og modernitet. English