Journal article

Beyond the post-political: Exploring the relational and situated dynamics of consensus and conflict in planning

Crystal Legacy, Jonathan Metzger, Wendy Steele, Enrico Gualini

Planning Theory | SAGE Publications | Published : 2019

Abstract

This Special Issue explores the problematique of the consensus and conflict binary that has emerged in the critical analysis of the post-political urban condition. Focusing on the interstitial spaces existing between consensus and conflict reveals a more relational dynamic that positions consensus and conflict as co-constitutive and continuously being shaped by the performance of politics by state and non-state actors. Critiques of the post-political tend to fail to engage with the conditions that lead to citizen actors acting in political ways beyond the formal processes of planning and decision-making, or when consensus or conflict is used by oppressive politics to produce exclusion and re..

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