Ideology, centralisation and urban planning in Britain and Sweden
Thornley, A., (1993) Ideology, centralisation and urban planning in Britain and Sweden. Working Papers in Land Management & Development. 05/93. Working Paper. University of Reading, Reading. pp14.
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This paper outlines the main elements of the Thatcherist ideology focusing on the process of centralisation. The implications of this process for British local government and planning are explored. Attention then turns to Sweden with a discussion of the consensus culture and decentralisation policy. Again the implications for planning are pursued with an emphasis on the 'negotiation' style of planning which has emerged in recent years. The concluding section compares the two experiences and notes many similarities notwithstanding the different ideological contexts.