Meerdimensionale overheidsplanning : de overheidsplanning van Suriname in de periode 1952-1964 getoetst aan een relatiemodel

D.B.W.M. van Dusseldorp

    Research output: Thesisinternal PhD, WU


    The comprehensive and often intricate working of government was conceived as 'multidimensional administrative planning'. A relation model of this process was constructed and the results of planning by the Surinam Government between 1952 and 1964 were tested on this model.

    In defining this concept a distinction was made between the planner, the person or organisation carrying out the planning, and the planned, the community, region or level of the socio-economic structure to which the planning relates.

    The relational model was intended to express non-mathematical relationships between different variables as pattern-relationships. Components of administrative planning were traced and four groups of dimensions (levels, sectors, facets and phases) were distinguished. Interrelations of these dimensions were considered. Three national plans, a regional plan and a local plan were analysed, after which two sector plans and an evaluation report were discussed. Until then administrative planning had extended only to some parts of the planned. Many interrelations were only discerned later and so were not systematically considered in the planning process. The relational model leaving scope to do so, will have to be adapted to each situation.

    Original languageDutch
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • Wageningen University
    • van Lier, R.A.J., Promotor, External person
    Award date5 May 1967
    Place of PublicationWageningen
    Publication statusPublished - 1967


    • physical planning
    • urban planning
    • economic policy
    • government policy
    • government
    • control
    • economics
    • legislation
    • rural development

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