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An Examination of the Matara new town development project in light of the concept of bounded rationality and power dynamics

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dc.contributor.advisor Marthiyas, S
dc.contributor.author Sumanasekara, GL
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-09T22:46:46Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-09T22:46:46Z
dc.identifier.uri http://dl.lib.mrt.ac.lk/handle/123/13669
dc.description.abstract This research aims to interpret and understand the case of Matara New Town Development in light of Bounded Rationality Concept which is brought by Bryan D. Jones who is a political economist / theorist. The concept of Bounded Rationality opens up an alternative interpretation for why the decision makers are often considered as irrational. He states that decision makers are intendedly rational; but there are limits in the rational decision. According to Jones (1999), there are two types of limits: procedural limits, which limit how we go about making decisions, and substantive limits, which affect particular choices directly. According to such limits the behavior of the decision makers could also be of two types: goal-oriented behavior (that is, rational action) and behavior that is a consequence of the limits of the decision making environment. In this research, I have attempted to examine the above mentioned explanation in the case of Matara New Town Development. Matara New Town Development is very complex, slow and therefore, failed in achieving its broader objectives. The complexity in various decision making was emerged due to various limits that prevailed to the decision makers which led them make “irrational” decisions. I have attempted to interpret those limits using the Bounded Rationality Concept. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title An Examination of the Matara new town development project in light of the concept of bounded rationality and power dynamics en_US
dc.type Thesis-Abstract en_US
dc.identifier.faculty Architecture en_US
dc.identifier.degree Master of Science in Town & Country Planning en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Town & Country Planning en_US
dc.date.accept 2015-12
dc.identifier.accno TH3612 en_US


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