If not, just sorry.
At 22:11 21/01/98 +0100, you wrote:
>I thought you might be interested to know that my book RATIONALITY AND
>POWER: DEMOCRACY IN PRACTICE has been published by the University of
>Chicago Press this month. Below, please find information about the book.
>FROM THE BACK COVER OF RATIONALITY AND POWER:
>If the new fin de siècle marks a recurrence of the real, Bent
>Flyvbjerg¹s Rationality and Power epitomizes this development and sets
>new standards for social and political inquiry. The Danish town of
>Aalborg is to Flyvbjerg what Florence was to Machiavelli: a laboratory
>for understanding the real workings of power and what they mean for our
>more general concerns of social and political organization. Politics,
>administration, and planning are examined in ways that allow a rare,
>in-depth understanding. The reader witnesses, firsthand, the classic and
>endless drama which defines what modernity and democracy are and can be.
>"Deeply original . . . This book presents the single most important
>challenge to the perspectives of conventional social science and
>conventional political philosophy."
>ALASDAIR MACINTYRE, DUKE UNIVERSITY
>"Impressive in its detail and comprehensiveness--rare for an issue of
>ROBERT A. DAHL, YALE UNIVERSITY
>"I have read and reread this book. It is superb, a real breakthrough,
>and will be a classic in its field."
>C. ROLAND CHRISTENSEN, HARVARD UNIVERSITY
>"[Flyvbjerg] has written a text which marries incisive and illuminating
>conceptual analysis with detailed empirical research into a particular
>case . . . I am highly impressed . . . Rationality and Power will make a
>real contribution to the Anglo-Saxon debate."
>STEVEN LUKES, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY AND UNIVERSITY OF SIENA
>"Rationality and Power is a seminal work and will have a wide audience.
>The book is unusual (and, hence, much needed) because it points both to
>the ubiquity and necessity of power."
>AARON WILDAVSKY, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY
>"I have not encountered a better case study of urban planning. The case
>is rich in political, institutional, and interpersonal detail. It
>illuminates in many ways how models of rational choice and planning fail
>to capture the games of interests and powers that are inevitably draped
>over the rationalizing structures of bureaucratic regimes. Moreover, by
>locating this case study in a context of recent philosophical discourse
>about ideals of rational deliberation, Flyvbjerg also provides an object
>lesson in the shortcomings of such ideals."
>DONALD A. SCHÖN, MIT
>"Showing how power corrupts not only character but public discourse, how
>bluffing and deception displace sound argument, how rationalization
>displaces rationality, Flyvbjerg provides the best Habermasian example
>of systematically distorted communications that I know of."
>JOHN FORESTER, CORNELL UNIVERSITY
>HOW TO ORDER:
>>From your local bookstore, or from the University of Chicago Press in
>any of the following ways:
>Web: http://www.press.uchicago.edu and
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>IL 60628, U.S.A.
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>fax: 1-800-621-8471/8476 or 1-773-660-2235
>Paperback $16.95/£13.50 Hardcover $43.00/£34.50
>Please feel free to forward this message to any relevant person or list.
>If this mail is of no interest to you I am sorry and apologize for any
>inconvenience. Also apologies for any cross posting.
>Best wishes for 1998.
>PS. If you are an editor or review editor, you may obtain a review copy
>of Rationality and Power from:
>Barbara C. Fillon
>The University of Chicago Press
>5801 Ellis Avenue
>Chicago, Illinois 60637-1496, USA
>Tel: 773 702 7700/
>Fax: 001 (773) 702-9756
>Professor, Research Director
>Aalborg University, Dept. of Development and Planning
>Fibigerstraede 11, 9220 Aalborg, Denmark
>Tel: +45 9635 8379, Fax: +45 9815 3537