Articulated Planning

Articulated Planning

Jacinto Dávila (Universidad de los Andes, Venezuela) and Ana Magaly Reyes (Freelance Consultant, Venezuela)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-860-4.ch013


The authors bring a notion called articulated planning that defies existing associations between centralised government approaches and socialism. With increasing availability of information and communication technologies (ICTs), the authors argue that governmental processes can be facilitated and develop more participative planning efforts towards developing e-governance in countries. The free software and simulation tools can contribute to generate appropriate spaces for citizens’ participation in, definition and supervision of government plans.
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The Historical Problem Of Planning

Planning seems to be a quintessential human ability. Every big endeavor requires some previous thinking to guarantee success. But, when it is about planning a national economy, it both gets essential to any exercises that pretends rationality in the productions of goods, and complex, by the need to take a big number of actors and their intentions into account.

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