UCL Discovery
UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

Exploring punctuated equilibrium in Planning: are 2004 and 2011 policy punctuations?

Morphet, JR; (2012) Exploring punctuated equilibrium in Planning: are 2004 and 2011 policy punctuations? In: (Proceedings) Planning Theory Conference: Planning Processes, Planning Outcomes, 21-22 June 2012. Green open access

[img]
Preview
PDF
Morphet Planning Theory Conference UWE 2012 Policy Punctuations first version.pdf
Available under License : See the attached licence file.

Download (196kB)

Abstract

Following the work of Baumgartner and Jones (1993), Baumgartner et al (2009) and John and Bevan (2012), policy development is characterised by longer tails of policy equilibrium which are punctuated by policy peaks or events. This approach is based on the assumption that there are long periods of relative stability and incrementalism in policy making but the peaks are more intensive because of their infrequency and as such can be seen as Kuhnian paradigm shifts or ‘catastrophes’. Much of the recent work that has been undertaken has been to examine whether such punctuations exist in the UK legislative programmes (John and Margetts, 2003; Jennings and John, 2009; John and Jennings, 2010; John and Bevan, 2012). The purpose of this paper is to consider the applicability of the concept of punctuated equilibrium to planning policy ‘events’. This paper will further explore whether the planning legislative ‘moments ‘ in 2004 and 2011 can be appropriately designated as policy punctuations and what policy impulses might be at work that energise these critical events in planning.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Exploring punctuated equilibrium in Planning: are 2004 and 2011 policy punctuations?
Event: Planning Theory Conference: Planning Processes, Planning Outcomes, 21-22 June 2012
Location: Bristol, UK
Dates: 2012-06-21 - 2012-06-22
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
Keywords: Policy punctuations, Punctuated equilibrium, Land use planning, Planning history, Public policy
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > The Bartlett School of Planning
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1416274
Downloads since deposit
158Downloads
Download activity - last month
Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads by country - last 12 months

Archive Staff Only

View Item View Item