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- DescriptionThis is a look at the world of political conflict surrounding the Commonwealth Edison Company's ambitious nuclear power plant construction programme in rthern Illiis during the 1980s. Examining the clash between the utility, consumer groups, community-based groups, the Illiis Commerce Commission and the City of Chicago, Throgmorton argues that planning can best be thought of as a form of persuasive storytelling. A planner's task is to write future-oriented texts that employ language and figures of speech designed to persuade their constituencies of the validity of their vision. Juxtaposing stories about efforts to construct Chicago's electric future, this study suggests a shift in how we think about planning. In order to account for the fragmented and conflicted nature of contemporary American life and politics, that shift would be away from science and the experts , and toward rhetoric and storytelling.
- Author(s)James A. Throgmorton
- PublisherThe University of Chicago Press
- Date of Publication17/06/1996
- Series TitleNew Practices of Inquiry S.
- Place of PublicationChicago, IL
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Chicago Press
- Content Note28 halftones, 15 line drawings, 5 tables
- Weight470 g
- Width155 mm
- Height231 mm
- Spine19 mm
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