Category Archives: scholarly book reviews

Review of Christopher Alexander’s The Nature of Order

[NOTE: This is a preliminary review as of April 2, 2013.] Twenty-seven years in the making, Christopher Alexander’s lavishly illustrated, 2,200 page, 4-volume The Nature of Order is an extraordinarily beautiful, visionary, ambitious and controversial book that has, astonishingly, not … Continue reading

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Review of Goldstein’s Collaborative Resilience

A complete version of this review can be found at: James A Throgmorton, 2013, Review of Goldstein’s Collaborative Resilience: Moving through Crisis to Opportunity. Journal of Planning Education and Research 33, 1 (Spring): 124-126. On April 17, 2007, a lone … Continue reading

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Review of Sanderock and Attili’s Multimedia Explorations in Urban Policy and Planning

A complete version of this review can be found at: James A. Throgmorton. 2011. Review of Sandercock and Attili’s Multimedia Explorations in Urban Policy and Planning. Journal of Planning Education and Research 31, 1 (Spring): 112-113. This is a richly … Continue reading

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Review of Schneider and Ingram’s Policy Designs for Democracy

Throgmorton, James A. 1999. Review of Schneider and Ingram’s Policy Designs for Democracy. Journal of Planning Education and Research 18 (Spring): 275-277. In Policy Design for Democracy, Schneider and Ingram argue that each of the prominent public policy theories (pluralism, … Continue reading

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Review of Faludi and van der Valk’s “Rule and Order”

Throgmorton, James A. 1996. “The Rhetoric of Rule and Order: A Good Story?” A Review of Faludi and Valk’s Rule and Order. Planning Theory 16 (Winter): 63-65. This article reviews Andras Faludi and Arnold van der Valk’s 1994 book, Rule … Continue reading

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Review of Daniel Kemmis’ The Good City and the Good Life

James A. Throgmorton. 1997. Journal of the American Planning Association 63, 2 (Spring): 295. This essay reviews Daniel Kemmis’ 1995 book, The Good City and the Good Life. I find much to admire in Kemmis’ effort to reconceptualize politics and the … Continue reading

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Review of Rob Krueger and David Gibbs’ The Sustainable Development Paradox

James A. Throgmorton. 2008. Journal of Planning Education and Research 27, 4 (Summer): 513-515. This article reviews a 310-page collection of essays edited by Rob Krueger and David Gibbs. On the whole, I find it to be a rich and … Continue reading

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