Public decision processes in planning and environment, in particular, should be creative in order to solve the frequent intractable conflicts that they cause. However, up to now, the concept of creativity has not been used in traditional approaches of public decision processes. It has been used in connected approaches, but in an unsatisfactory manner. We propose in this paper a new conceptualization of creativity, inspired by Winnicott’s psychoanalytical work. This conceptualization is illustrated in two different contexts, Quebec and France, where several cases are analyzed.
DE CARLO, L. (2006). Public Decision Processes, Creativity and Psychoanalysis. International Studies of Management and Organization, pp. 44-62.