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Robert A. Beauregard

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780226297255

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226297422.001.0001

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Distributed Morality

Distributed Morality

(p.95) Five Distributed Morality
Planning Matter

Robert A. Beauregard

University of Chicago Press

This chapter uses the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in 2005 to address the extent to which planners have responsibility for structural injustices. A discussion of ethnical planning is followed by the Iris Young’s argument that differentiates between assessing blame and taking collective action to ameliorate structural injustice. The chapter ends with a sketch of how planners might engage with the world of nature to dampen the effects of hurricanes. It draws on Bruno Latour’s definition of an actor and his thoughts on assemblages along with Michael Walzer’s notion of spheres of justice.

Keywords:   planning, moral responsibility, structural injustice, assemblage, actor, nature

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