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Credibility without legitimacy? Informal development in the highly regulated context of the United Kingdom (2019)
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McClymont, K., & Sheppard, A. (2020). Credibility without legitimacy? Informal development in the highly regulated context of the United Kingdom. Cities, 97, 102520. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2019.102520

© 2019 Elsevier Ltd As the first contribution in this Special Issue's section on “informality in developed contexts”, this paper explores notions of legality, legitimacy and credibility in the United Kingdom (UK). By drawing on credibility theory, th... Read More about Credibility without legitimacy? Informal development in the highly regulated context of the United Kingdom.

Spaces of secular faith? Shared assets and intangible values in diverse, changing communities (2019)
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McClymont, K. (2019). Spaces of secular faith? Shared assets and intangible values in diverse, changing communities. Implicit Religion, 21(2), 142-164. https://doi.org/10.1558/imre.37013

In the current political climate, questions of shared identities, inclusive communities and public spaces are of utmost urgency. Compounded by the context of austerity, the value and purpose of public spaces is under question. This paper argues that... Read More about Spaces of secular faith? Shared assets and intangible values in diverse, changing communities.

Planners of the future, planning for the future? (2019)
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Hickman, H., McClymont, K., & Sheppard, A. (2019). Planners of the future, planning for the future?

This article considers the potential mismatch between the aspirations of planners in education and the realities of practice.

‘They have different ways of doing things’: Cemeteries, diversity and local place attachment (2018)
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McClymont, K. (2018). ‘They have different ways of doing things’: Cemeteries, diversity and local place attachment. Journal of Intercultural Studies, 39(3), 267-285. https://doi.org/10.1080/07256868.2018.1459519

This paper explores how local place attachment and group identity are conceived by those who manage civic cemeteries, and those who, by their memorial practices, co-create them. Engaging with debates about (post)colonialism and belonging, the paper p... Read More about ‘They have different ways of doing things’: Cemeteries, diversity and local place attachment.

Articulating virtue: Planning ethics within and beyond post politics (2018)
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McClymont, K. (2019). Articulating virtue: Planning ethics within and beyond post politics. Planning Theory, 18(3), 282-299. https://doi.org/10.1177/1473095218773119

© The Author(s) 2018. Post-foundationalist political theories have provided some of the most radical tools of critique in recent years. As well as challenging the dominant orthodoxy of achieving consensus in decision-making, they give voice to claims... Read More about Articulating virtue: Planning ethics within and beyond post politics.

‘That eccentric use of land at the top of the hill’: Cemeteries and stories of the city (2016)
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McClymont, K. (2016). ‘That eccentric use of land at the top of the hill’: Cemeteries and stories of the city. Mortality, 21(4), 378-396. https://doi.org/10.1080/13576275.2016.1151865

Most contemporary research accounts for conflict within cemetery space, but does not consider the potentially contested and poorly understood role of cemeteries within their broader cityscape. This study draws on stories from cemetery managers across... Read More about ‘That eccentric use of land at the top of the hill’: Cemeteries and stories of the city.

Postsecular planning? The idea of municipal spirituality (2015)
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McClymont, K. (2015). Postsecular planning? The idea of municipal spirituality. Planning Theory and Practice, 16(4), 535-554. https://doi.org/10.1080/14649357.2015.1083116

© 2015 Taylor & Francis. In the contemporary political context, religion is rarely out of the news, usually postulated as a regressive force, battling against modern liberal Western values. However, in everyday life, and specifically with regard to... Read More about Postsecular planning? The idea of municipal spirituality.

Stuck in the Process, Facilitating Nothing? Justice, Capabilities and Planning for Value-Led Outcomes (2014)
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McClymont, K. (2014). Stuck in the Process, Facilitating Nothing? Justice, Capabilities and Planning for Value-Led Outcomes. Planning Practice and Research, 29(2), 187-201. https://doi.org/10.1080/02697459.2013.872899

The role of a planner as collaborative facilitator has come under renewed criticism, from both planning theory and planning practice. This paper explores how placing values of equity and justice at the centre of planning practice offers practitioners... Read More about Stuck in the Process, Facilitating Nothing? Justice, Capabilities and Planning for Value-Led Outcomes.

Revitalising the political: Development control and Agonism in Planning Practice (2011)
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McClymont, K. (2011). Revitalising the political: Development control and Agonism in Planning Practice. Planning Theory, 10(3), 239-256. https://doi.org/10.1177/1473095211399398

This article argues for a new way of valuing development control planning practices in a democratic society: as agonistic political engagement. Using Chantal Mouffe's conception of the political, it counters claims that collaborative and consensus se... Read More about Revitalising the political: Development control and Agonism in Planning Practice.

Researching men: The politics and possibilities of a qualitative mixed-methods approach (2009)
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Mcclymont, K., & Meth, P. (2009). Researching men: The politics and possibilities of a qualitative mixed-methods approach. Social and Cultural Geography, 10(8), 809. https://doi.org/10.1080/14649360903305775

Explicit consideration of the nature and workings of different qualitative methods for researching men are relatively uncommon within geography. Building on work which explores ethnographies, ethical concerns and questions about fieldwork, this paper... Read More about Researching men: The politics and possibilities of a qualitative mixed-methods approach.

"We're not NIMBYs!" Contrasting local protest groups with idealised conceptions of sustainable communities (2008)
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O'Hare, P., Mcclymont, K., & O''Hare, P. (2008). "We're not NIMBYs!" Contrasting local protest groups with idealised conceptions of sustainable communities. Local Environment, 13(4), 321-335. https://doi.org/10.1080/13549830701803273

The term "NIMBY" is used prolifically in both academic literature and general public discourse to describe a locally based action group protesting against a proposed development. It is frequently used to dismiss groups as selfish or ill-informed, as... Read More about "We're not NIMBYs!" Contrasting local protest groups with idealised conceptions of sustainable communities.