The case against planning—the beloved community

PROFESSOR C. WEST CHURCHMAN (School of Business Administration, University of California)

Management Decision

ISSN: 0025-1747

Publication date: 1 February 1968


“… the whole 1968 planning process is predicated on the false and untenable position of serving the public's interest by means of expert representation… false because in reality the public's interest is to plan, to mean something in the planning process, to be a master, not a servant, in the planning system.”


WEST CHURCHMAN, C. (1968), "The case against planning—the beloved community", Management Decision, Vol. 2 No. 2, pp. 74-77.

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