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Main Title: [Book Review:] Francesco Lo Piccolo and Thomas Huw (Eds.): Ethics and planning research surrey, UK and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2009
Author(s): Gualini, Enrico
Type: Article
Language Code: en
Abstract: Having approached this volume from a sceptical standpoint on ethics in planning, I have been favourably impressed by the reflections it prompts – although not to the effect of dropping my scepticism altogether. The strength of this volume lies in highlighting the relevance of the topic and the inevitability of taking position with regard to it. While directing attention to a range of ethical implications in planning, the volume focuses on a specific set of ethical issues concerning the role of planning in the production and management of knowledge. The starting point can be summarized as follows: since designing and conducting research involves assuming an explicit or implicit ethical standing towards our social world, planning researchers need to develop reflexivity and awareness – a meta-ethics, so to speak – of the ethical issues and dilemmas involved in their work. Neglecting the need for reflexive sensitivity on ethical issues is neither politically nor epistemologically innocent, and can be seen as contributing to the (re-)production of the very conditions that should challenge our ethical consciousness and our moral conduct as planners.
Issue Date: 2013
Date Available: 8-Jan-2019
DDC Class: 300 Sozialwissenschaften
690 Hausbau, Bauhandwerk
720 Architektur
Subject(s): book review
planning research
Journal Title: Planning Theory
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publisher Place: Washington, DC
Volume: 12
Issue: 2
Publisher DOI: 10.1177/1473095211432614
Page Start: 211
Page End: 215
EISSN: 1741-3052
ISSN: 1473-0952
Notes: Dieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich.
This publication is with permission of the rights owner freely accessible due to an Alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively.
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