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Planning, Politics and Public Policy: The British, French and Italian Experience

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The theme of this collection of essays is the interrelationship between planning conceived as a technique of public economic policy-making and the working of political and administrative institutions in three West European states after the early 1960s. The emphasis is on the impact of the attempts to plan upon political and administrative relationships at national and regional levels and the constraints that they in turn imposed upon planning. An overall judgement is made on the aptitudes of the three countries for planning and on the implications for contemporary capitalism within liberal democracies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521108164
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 4/9/2009
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors; Preface; Introduction: change and choice: the agenda of planning Jack Hayward; Part I. The National Context: 1. France Yves Ullmo; 2. Britain Trevor Smith; 3. Italy Gianfranco Pasquino and Umberto Pecchini; Part II. Industrial Policy: 4. Planning and industry in France Jean-Jacques Bonnaud; 5. Industrial planning in Britain Trevor Smith; 6. Italian industrial policy in the framework of economic planning Gioachino Fraenkel; 7. A comparison of the industrial experiences Stephen Young; Part III. Employment and Incomes: Comparative preliminaries Jack Hayward and John Corina: 8. Planning and the French labour market: incomes and industrial training Jack Hayward; 9. Planning and the British labour market: incomes and manpower policy, 1965–70 John Corina; 10. Incomes and employment policies in Italian economic planning Isidoro Franco Mariani; Comparative conclusions Jack Hayward; Part IV. The Regional Dimension: 11. The French regional planning experiments Pierre Gremion and Jean-Pierre Worms; 12. Regional planning in Britain Maurice Wright and Stephen Young; 13. Regional planning in Italy Valerio Selan and Rosita Donnini; 14. The regional dimension of planning Michael Watson; Part V. Land-use Policy: 15. Urban planning in France Francois d'Arcy and Bruno Jobert; 16. Innovation and change in British land-use planning Jim Sharpe; 17. Land-use planning in Italy Attilio Bastianini and Giuliano Urbani; 18. Urban planning and political institutions: an essay in comparison Bruno Jobert; Part VI: 19. Transport policy Jean Claude Theonig and Nigel Despicht; Part VII: 20. The use of long-term studies in planning Bernard Cazes; Part VIII: 21. Planning as the regulatory reproduction of the status quo Lucien Nizard; Conclusion: A comparative evaluation of planning practice in the liberal democratic state Michael Watson; General bibliography; Index.

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