A REVIEW OF PLANNING AND POLITICS INTERRELATIONSHIP IN AFRICA

Femi A. BALOGUN

Abstract


The study examined the interrelationship between planning and politics in the context of Africa. Generic, systemic and process view of planning and politics were reviewed with a view to advancing the understanding of their operations as processes with almost the same inputs which emanate from man’s needs, environmental issues and challenges but differs in output. Tracking the history of planning politics in Africa, it revealed that it is an aged long phenomenon and instrument being used by the government for physical development. Considering the indicators of planning politics such as meeting people's demand, decision-making process, overriding interest, public interest and implementation of plans revealed that planning and politics cannot be divorced.

 


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Planning; Politics; Interrelationship; Power; Africa

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