Self-organization as collective intentionality?

Mustafa Hasanov, Justin Beaumont

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Self-organization res the imagination in several planning, practitioner and policy- making circles these days. In the Dutch context the concept has been linked to terms like “burgerkracht” (citizen power) and “participatie” (participation) among others. Academic enquiries into the concept in (urban) planning also tend to focus on the Dutch context and as a consequence favor particular approaches over others. The central question of this article is: why is self-organization so popular in a context that displays a relatively high level of social, spatial and institutional regulatory control? In the rst part of this article we discuss the concept of self- organization. The second part refers to three local initiatives in The Netherlands.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)210-215
Number of pages6
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

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