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Norrmalmsregleringen. En idéhistorisk studie om att styra städer och människor

Billing, Måns LU (2015) ILHK01 20151
Division of History of Ideas and Sciences
Abstract
The thesis examines the transformation of downtown Stockholm during the post-war period from a governmentality perspective. The aim of the study is to examine how the planning of the city can be viewed as a complex of techniques aimed at governing the city and the population.

The source material consists of the four structure plans that where adopted gradually as the project was carried through. This material has been analyzed through the lens of governmentality theories developed by Michel Foucault and other subsequent thinkers.

The study shows that much of the transformation of the city was in line with the concept of governmentality. The most evident conclusion was the desire to create autonomous spheres within the city that... (More)
The thesis examines the transformation of downtown Stockholm during the post-war period from a governmentality perspective. The aim of the study is to examine how the planning of the city can be viewed as a complex of techniques aimed at governing the city and the population.

The source material consists of the four structure plans that where adopted gradually as the project was carried through. This material has been analyzed through the lens of governmentality theories developed by Michel Foucault and other subsequent thinkers.

The study shows that much of the transformation of the city was in line with the concept of governmentality. The most evident conclusion was the desire to create autonomous spheres within the city that would regulate themselves without the need for direct intervention. The major way of doing this was by creating a well-functioning traffic system that would enable the desirable processes of the city to continue.

Furthermore the study shows the importance of statistics and maps as means of generating knowledge and truths about the city. Human beings are mainly viewed as part of a population and as such they are represented in terms of figures and statistics.

The study concludes that there was a liberal aspect to the regulation of the city, but this liberal aspect should not mainly be understood in terms of political liberalism but rather as a wish to let the inherent processes of the city continue on their own. (Less)
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Billing, Måns LU
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ILHK01 20151
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Norrmalmsregleringen, Citysaneringen, Stockholm, Stadsplanering, Governmentality, Regementalitet, Michel Foucault
language
Swedish
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5470641
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2016-02-16 13:00:03
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2016-02-16 13:00:03
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  abstract     = {The thesis examines the transformation of downtown Stockholm during the post-war period from a governmentality perspective. The aim of the study is to examine how the planning of the city can be viewed as a complex of techniques aimed at governing the city and the population. 

The source material consists of the four structure plans that where adopted gradually as the project was carried through. This material has been analyzed through the lens of governmentality theories developed by Michel Foucault and other subsequent thinkers. 

The study shows that much of the transformation of the city was in line with the concept of governmentality. The most evident conclusion was the desire to create autonomous spheres within the city that would regulate themselves without the need for direct intervention. The major way of doing this was by creating a well-functioning traffic system that would enable the desirable processes of the city to continue. 
 
Furthermore the study shows the importance of statistics and maps as means of generating knowledge and truths about the city. Human beings are mainly viewed as part of a population and as such they are represented in terms of figures and statistics. 

The study concludes that there was a liberal aspect to the regulation of the city, but this liberal aspect should not mainly be understood in terms of political liberalism but rather as a wish to let the inherent processes of the city continue on their own.},
  author       = {Billing, Måns},
  keyword      = {Norrmalmsregleringen,Citysaneringen,Stockholm,Stadsplanering,Governmentality,Regementalitet,Michel Foucault},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Norrmalmsregleringen. En idéhistorisk studie om att styra städer och människor},
  year         = {2015},
}