How inaccurate are demand forecasts in public works. Flyvbjerg s book one of the best chapters is devoted to what he calls the power of example. In the enlightenment tradition, rationality is considered welldefined, independent of context. The basic idea of the project was comprehensive, coherent, and. More specifically, flyvbjerg 1998 has shown empirically that indeed the.
He is founder and director of the universitys research program on large scale transport infrastructure planning. In doing so, he weighs into the current debate about the relationship of knowledge to. Chicago press, 1998 by bob chauncey bill wilkinson, our boss here at the national center for bicycling and walking, recently. Flyvbjerg uses the history of the project to delineate the interaction of what he calls rationality and power. Download rationality and power or read rationality and power online books in pdf, epub and mobi format.
Danish social scientist bent flvybjerg maps the relationship of rationality and power, explaining that power has a rationality that rationality does not know flyvbjerg, 1998. Bent flyvbjerg is professor and chair of major programme management at oxford university. It is flyvbjerg s 1998 work that established the relationship between rationality and power in democracy, administration, and planning by noting that the context of rationality is power. Clegg, flyvbjerg and haugaard debate the strengths and weaknesses of a foucauldiannietzschean critique of power compared to a tradition exemplified by lukes and habermas. Review by des gasper, in development and change, 2000, vol. Accuracy in such forecasts is a point of considerable importance for the effective. Sorry, we are unable to provide the full text but you may find it at the following locations. The realities of power influences in rational decisions in planning became topical following flyvbjerg s work in 1998. Democracy in practice is a case study of how democracy actually functions in practical situations. Its like the story of little town, an influential actor says in rationality and power when choosing a metaphor to describe how he manipulated rationality to gain power, the bell. Bent flyvbjerg author of making social science matter. Pdf rationality and power download full pdf book download. The book focuses on the application of critical theory to urban and.
Democracy in practice is a 1998 book by bent flyvbjerg, published by the university of chicago press. And there is no one who needs to combine facts and rules to identify the smell of. During implementation, however, when idea met reality, the play of machiavellian princes, nietzschean will to power, and foucauldian rationalityasrationalization resulted in the fragmentation of the project. Originally from bent flyvbjerg, rationality and power. Flyvbjerg s books combine both theory and research. He demonstrates that modern rationality is but an ideal when confronted with the real rationalities involved in decision making by central actors in government, economy, and civil society. Bt professor and chair of major programme management bent flyvbjerg,bent flyvbjerg. Search for library items search for lists search for contacts search for a library.
Flyvbjerg, moet gezien worden als een machtsspel waarin verschillende belangen tegen. If the new millennium marks a recurrence of the real, flyvbjerg s rationality and. Bent flyvbjerg is the author of making social science matter 3. Understanding rationality and power are key to understanding actual political and administrative behavior. If the new millennium marks a recurrence of the real, flyvbjerg s rationality and power epitomizes this development, setting new standards for social and political inquiry.
Planning must be about rationality, but often it is about power. The material presented here reflects this conviction. Bent flyvbjerg shows that rationality is contextdependent and that the crucial context is determined by decisionmakers power. He demonstrates that modern rationality is but an ideal when confronted with the real rationalities. Also, it is very close to my interests as a power theorist clegg 1975. The basic idea of the project was comprehensive, coherent, and innovative, and it was based on rational and. What causes cost overrun in transport infrastructure projects. They couldnt do for one baby the things rationality, body, and intuition in. Rationality and power democracy in practice, by bent flyvbjerg, 1998, university of chicago press, pp. Note if the content not found, you must refresh this page manually. The greater the power, the less the truth one of the privileges of power, and an integral part of its rationality, is the freedom to define what counts as. The template infobox book is being considered for merging. If we combine the data in tables 1 and 2, we see that for rail an average cost overrun of.
More about the nonoptimizing character of boundedly rational decision making will be. Bt professor and chair of major programme management bent flyvbjerg languange. Democracy in practice is a 1998 book by bent flyvbjerg, published by. Dismantling the science wars making social science matter. Flyvbjerg ends up with a theory of power that reduces his analysis to mere claims e. Yet the characterization of the relationship has remained in flyvbjerg s basic notion. Rationality and power download ebook pdf, epub, tuebl, mobi. Rationality and power democracy in practice, by bent flyvberg. Pdf flyvbjerg bent making social science matter global transit. Download rationality and power or read rationality. Click download or read online button to get rationality and power book now.
Democracy in practice is a detailed case study of planning intended to limit. He rejects five common misunderstandings about the nature of the case study as a research method and. Democracy in practicebent flyvbjerg university of chicago press, chicago, 1998 290 pages softback isbn 0226254518 volume 7 issue 3 jean blondel. The aalborg project may be interpreted as a metaphor of modern politics, modern administration and planning, and of modernity itself. The realities of power influences in rational decisions in planning became. And i will develop the classic concept of phronesis to include issues of power. Bent flyvbjerg is a professor of planning at aalborg university, denmark. Understanding power and rationality managemagazine. Flyvbjerg then elaborates on how this problem can be dealt with so that more fruitful deliberation and action can occur. Rationality and power by bent flyvbjerg, 9780226254494, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. Rationality and power democracy in practice, by bent.1127 139 339 585 1059 296 1621 1509 750 847 79 375 583 1168 974 328 776 519 46 792 1325 307 571 1573 218 466 1265 1107 1049 1204 1136 11 1103 371 508 1211 434 187