Hobbes, the State, and Planning

I have a new piece just published online in Planning Theory.  The article takes a full-throated stance against Hobbes and his argument for the State (which was very fun to write), and then it goes on to argue that in planning we have to learn to conceive of “the public” without recourse to the State, to imagine and create what I call non-State publics.

Sage says I can share the article with colleagues on an individual basis, so if you would like a pdf just email me.

The full citation for the article is:

Purcell, M. (2016) For democracy: Planning and publics without the state, Planning Theory, Published online before print January 12, 2016, doi: 10.1177/1473095215620827

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