Lookup NU author(s): Dr Jonathan Pugh
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In this chapter I will highlight one specifi c and emerging trend in participatory planning as it is developing in the Caribbean. Participatory planning in the region shows some signs that it is a discipline which is beginning to be taken over by a narrow managerialistic discourse. Many of the different contributors to this monograph indicate that those who direct participatory planning in the Caribbean tend to confl ate argument and debate along the lines of ‘the technical’ and ‘the procedural’. Confl icts are supposed to be solved in a rational manner, and an impartial consensus reached through the adoption of specifi c (often western-style) methodologies, while peoples’ passions are seen in mechanistic terms. There is also a general shift toward participatory planning initiatives that try to involve all sections of society, as opposed to the development of real and coherent social movements.
Author(s): Pugh J
Editor(s): Pugh J; Potter R
Publication type: Book Chapter
Publication status: Published
Book Title: Participatory Planning in the Caribbean
Place Published: Aldershot
Notes: The first academic publication on 'radical democracy' in the Caribbean
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