Projects, Power, and Politics: A Conversation with Bent Flyvbjerg

Projects, Power, and Politics: A Conversation with Bent Flyvbjerg - Interview conducted by Jesper Pagh and Malene Freudendal-Pedersen Twentyfirst, no. 3, pp. 62-75, 2014

7 Pages Posted: 21 May 2014  

Bent Flyvbjerg

University of Oxford - Said Business School

Date Written: May 14, 2014

Abstract

Too often politicians try to fumble decisions through, playing havoc with money and trust. Democracy is not about pleasing the electors, but about politicians pushing for the changes needed tomorrow, taking responsibility and the necessary measures to see them through. As contemporary planning increasingly takes part through individual but gigantic projects rather than through a comprehensive, coordinated effort, this is even more important to understand. Fortunately, there are lessons to learn from experience collected through decades of research. Bent Flyvbjerg explains his views on the need for strong strategic governance, an open and honest democracy, and how he sees the role and responsibility of the critical researcher.

Notes: Downloadable document is in English and Danish.

Suggested Citation

Flyvbjerg, Bent, Projects, Power, and Politics: A Conversation with Bent Flyvbjerg (May 14, 2014). Projects, Power, and Politics: A Conversation with Bent Flyvbjerg - Interview conducted by Jesper Pagh and Malene Freudendal-Pedersen Twentyfirst, no. 3, pp. 62-75, 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2439153

Bent Flyvbjerg (Contact Author)

University of Oxford - Said Business School ( email )

Park End Street
Oxford, OX1 1HP
Great Britain

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