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The argument presented in this chapter is concerned with the question ‘why is participatory planning being undertaken at the national level in Barbados’? Thus, the chapter is less concerned with how it works in practice, although this is also considered, instead focusing more upon why participatory planning is being adopted in the fi rst place. The focus of the chapter is the National Commission for Sustainable Development (NCSD) of Barbados, which was initiated in 1997. The main goal of the 70 NCSDs that have been adopted worldwide is to facilitate dialogue between different interest groups. These are then supposed to make government policy more in tune with sustainable development. In particular, this chapter explores two potential sociological processes that are shaping the adoption of this approach to planning: the role of symbolic power and the fabrication of conscience.
Author(s): Pugh J
Editor(s): Pugh J; Potter
Publication type: Book Chapter
Publication status: Published
Book Title: Participatory Planning in the Caribbean
Place Published: Aldershot
Notes: The first paper to relate the influential work of Piere Bourdieu and Judith Butler - on 'symbolic power' and 'conscience' - to Caribbean power relations (Caribbean planning in particular)
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