Legislative change in Ireland : a marxist political economy critique of planning law

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Title: Legislative change in Ireland : a marxist political economy critique of planning law
Authors: Fox-Rogers, Linda
Murphy, Enda
Grist, Berna
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3536
Date: 9-Nov-2011
Abstract: In the planning literature relatively little attention has been given to investigating the nature of legislative change in the planning domain. Utilising a political economy approach, this paper analyses recent planning legislative change in the Republic of Ireland. The paper argues that changes in planning legislation can be interpreted within a broader agenda of entrepreneurial planning within the Irish State. In critiquing recent change, the paper highlights three key issues: (1) the state, through legislation, facilities development capital over the interests of the general population; (2) entrepreneurial planning approaches can be traced to formal legislative change; (3) recent legislative change has been designed specifically to reduce democracy in the planning process. The findings support the assertion that planning legislation facilities predominantly the elite interest groups in society over those of the 'common good'.
Funding Details: Not applicable
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Journal: Town Planning Review
Volume: 82
Issue: 6
Start page: 639
End page: 668
Copyright (published version): 2011 Liverpool University Press
Keywords: Marxist political economyPlanning lawEntreprenuerial planningPower
Subject LCSH: Marxian economics
Planning--Law and legislation--Ireland
DOI: 10.3828/tpr.2011.37
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy Research Collection

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