Ideological developers and the formation of local development policy: The case of inner-city preservation in tel aviv

Nurit Alfasi, Roy Fabian

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Abstract

This article studies the role of ideological developers (IDs) in the formation and implementation of local development policy. The IDs are developers whose motivation is ideological as opposed to financial, and they initiate ideas rather than plans and projects. Based on a case study regarding inner-city preservation, we claim that in Tel Aviv, IDs have much leverage on local decision making. The IDs are individuals with high personal capital, who focus on an issue that it is not championed by existing civil groups. As the IDs seek out influential routes to policy makers, they build circumstantial coalitions. Through these limited and conditional partnerships with administrators and other influential actors, the IDs apply pressure and advance their specific cause.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)489-505
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Urban Affairs
Volume30
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

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