Planning and the Intelligence of Institutions: Interactive Approaches Between Institutional Design and Institution Building

Planning and the Intelligence of Institutions: Interactive Approaches Between Institutional Design and Institution Building

by Enrico Gualini
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ISBN-13: 9780754613817
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/01/2001
Series: Urban and Regional Planning and Development Series
Pages: 356
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 8.78(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figuresix
Part IAn 'Institutional Turn' In Planning Theory?
1Governance and the Challenges to Institutional Innovation3
Interpretive Perspectives of the Notion of Governance4
Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Territorial Governance16
Governance and Institutional Innovation22
2Redefining Institutional Issues: A Planning-Theoretical Review29
Towards a Pragmatic Relationship between Planning, Institutions, and Society30
Social Reflexivity and Social Learning34
Policy Analysis and Implementation Research37
Policy-Making and Planning as Argumentative Practices44
Towards an 'Institutional Turn' in Planning Theory?48
3Perspectives on Consensus-Building in Planning63
Consensus-Building and Territorial Governance: A Positive View65
Towards the Social Construction of Policies: Consensus-Building as a Strategy for Facing 'Wicked' Policy Problems66
The Contradictions of Consensus-Building: Limits of Decision-Centered Consensual Approaches68
Innovative Potentials of Consensus-Building: Combining Consensual Decision Rules and Decision Styles73
Conclusion: Consensual Approaches between Institution-Building and Institutional Design76
Part IIAn Experience In Institutional Innovation: The Cross-Acceptance Process In New Jersey
4Introduction: A New Planning Style81
The New Jersey Experience in the 'Third Wave' of State-Sponsored Growth Management Programs in the United States81
5Genealogy of the Cross-Acceptance Process87
A Crisis in the Institutional System of Localities: Mt. Laurel87
From Mt. Laurel I to Mt. Laurel II94
After Mt. Laurel II: Institutional Shock and Radical Uncertainty99
From the Demise to the Rebirth of State Planning101
6Cross-Acceptance: Plans and Procedures111
Starting the Planning Agency's Activity: the First Versions of the Plan112
The Preliminary Plan: New Jersey's Growth Management Approach115
The First Phase of Cross-Acceptance: Comparison118
The Second Phase of Cross-Acceptance: Negotiation123
Dynamics and Formal Outcomes of Negotiation: Towards the Living Plan127
The Final Versions of the Plan128
7Cross-Acceptance: The Coevolution of Processes135
The Evolution of the Statutory Dimension of Cross-Acceptance136
The Evolutive Dimension of Formal Processes: the Dynamics of Negotiating Sessions141
8Cross-Acceptance: An Interpretive Summary159
9Conclusion: The Fortune of Cross-Acceptance167
The Uncompleted Agenda of State Planning168
The Reflexive Dimension of the Institutional Experience171
The Renewal of Planning Practices173
Appendix 1List of Interviewees180
Appendix 2List of Abbreviations181
Part IIIRethinking The Dimension Of Institutionalization In Planning Practice
10Planning, Social Interaction and Institutionalization185
Introduction: Questions from a Case Study185
Between Institutional Design and Institution-Building: Towards a Definition of Institutionalization Issues in Planning187
11New-Institutionalist Perspectives195
New Institutionalist Approaches: Towards a Definition196
Ascendancies and New Perspectives of Institutional Analysis205
12Three Relevant Dimensions of Institutionalization Processes233
13Institutionalization Processes and Collective Action269
From the Dilemmas to the Opportunities of Collective Action269
Endogenous Dynamics of Institutional and Organizational Change271
Coordination and Institutional Innovation as Incremental Outcomes of 'Nested' Enterprises275
The Dynamics of Institutional Self-Transformation276
Towards a Generalization: Challenges and Conditions for Self-Policing Forms of Collective Action278
Conclusion: Institutional Settings for Collective Action as Self-Policing Conventions283
From Consensus-Building to the Challenges of Collective Action292
The Virtuous Circle of Institutional Design and Institution-Building: Towards an Agenda for Action and Research298

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