El “lado oscuro“ de la gobernanza del uso de suelo: Las narrativas espacio-temporales y la neutralización del riesgo ambiental

Translated title of the contribution: The "dark side" of land use governance: Space-time narratives and environmental risk neutralization

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Abstract

The term governance evokes processes of negotiation and collaboration between civil society, private sector, and state actors. Yet, governance processes also involve the contest of values in efforts to justify state-backed decision-making. Drawing on 45 semi-struc-tured in-depth interviews with key land use governance actors – developers, planners, politicians, and engineers – in South Australia, this article investigates how ‘techniques of neutralization’ are reflexively deployed to deflect critiques, manage opposition, and justify contentious new coastal land developments threatened by sea-level rise. How these techniques draw on a tacit spatial metaphors is explored, proposing that a meta-tech-nique is to defer to time to discursively neutralize the projected environmental risks to coastal space. In doing so, the legitimacy of land use planning systems is not called into question. These everyday spatiotemporal neutralization techniques offer an initial typol-ogy for further comparative analysis of the ‘dark side’ of global neoliberal urbanisation.

Translated title of the contributionThe "dark side" of land use governance: Space-time narratives and environmental risk neutralization
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)21-37
Number of pages17
JournalRevista de Geografia Norte Grande
Issue number74
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019

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Keywords

  • Coast
  • Governance
  • Planning
  • Spatiality
  • Techniques of neutralization
  • Urbanisation

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