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    Planning to Change the World? Questioning the Normative Ethics of Planning Theories

    Citation

    Winkler, T & Duminy, J, 2016, ‘Planning to Change the World? Questioning the Normative Ethics of Planning Theories’. Planning Theory, vol 15., pp. 111-129

    Abstract

    We begin with the assertion that epistemological standpoints shape – and are shaped by – ethical principles and that epistemologies of action are constantly evolving. Yet, while many contemporary planning theories are influenced by post-structural and postcolonial epistemologies that recognise the value of subjective and situated knowledge, work on planning ethics tends to retain a focus on normative ethical theories. This focus precludes further explorations of the nature and meaning of adopted ethical values. By means of a case example, we suggest that some engagement with meta-ethical questions might offer scholars of the global South-East an alternative basis for developing knowledge.

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