New right/New left: an alternative experiment in freedom

Franks, B. (1999) New right/New left: an alternative experiment in freedom. In: Hughes, J. and Sadler, S. (eds.) Non-Plan: Essays on Freedom, Participation and Change in Modern Architecture and Urbanism. Routledge: Oxford, UK, pp. 32-43. ISBN 9780750640831

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This paper argues that the "Non-Plan: An experiment in freedom" by Reyner Banham, Paul Barker, Peter Hall and Cedric Price, published in 1969 in the leftist magazine "New Society", has more in common with the then developing New Right, than with the New Left. Their 'non-plan' is shown to shared key characteristics with the proposals of F. A. Hayek and it is counterposed with an alternative 'non-plan' practiced by contemporaneous radical squatters.

Item Type:Book Sections
Keywords:squatting, guerrilla squatters, non-plan, new right, new left, F.A. Hayek, participation, architecture
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Franks, Dr Benjamin
Authors: Franks, B.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism
J Political Science > JC Political theory
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 1999 Routledge
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the publisher

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