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Automobility in Transition? : A Socio-Technical Analysis of Sustainable Transport - Frank W. Geels

Automobility in Transition?

A Socio-Technical Analysis of Sustainable Transport

By: Frank W. Geels (Editor), Rene Kemp (Editor), Geoff Dudley (Editor), Glenn Lyons (Editor)

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Private cars have become the dominant mode of passenger road transport in developed countries. This book examines the past evolution towards car-based forms of transport: problems associated with it, the success of past and current efforts to deal with problems of pollution, congestion, safety and degradation of public spaces and amenities, and also new developments, visions and strategies.

Preface Frank W. Geels, Rene Kemp, Geoff Dudley and Glenn Lyons Part I: The Transition Perspective and Problems Associated with Car Mobility 1. Introduction: Sustainability Transitions in the Automobility Regime and the Need for a New Perspective Rene Kemp, Frank Geels and Geoff Dudley 2. Visions for the Future and the Need for a Social Science Perspective in Transport Studies Glenn Lyons 3. The Multi-Level Perspective as a New Perspective for Studying Socio-Technical Transitions Frank Geels and Rene Kemp Part II: Stability and Regimes Pressures 4. The Dynamics of Regime Strength and Instability: Policy Challenges to the Dominance of the Private Car in the UK Geoff Dudley and Kiron Chatterjee 5. The Governance of Transport Policy Iain Docherty and Jon Shaw 6. The Nature and Causes of Inertia in the Automotive Industry: Regime Stability and Non-Change Peter Wells, Paul Nieuwenhuis and Renato J. Orsato 7. Providing Road Capacity for Automobility: The Continuing Transition Phil Goodwin 8. A Socio-Spatial Perspective on the Car Regime Toon Zijlstra and Flor Avelino 9. The Emergence of New Cultures of Mobility: Stability, Openings, and Prospects Mimi Sheller Part III: Dynamics of Change 10. The Electrification of Automobility: The Bumpy Ride of Electric Vehicles Towards Regime Transition Renato J. Orsato, Marc Dijk, Rene Kemp and Masaru Yarime 11. Introducing Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Vehicles in Germany Oliver Ehret and Marloes Dignum 12. Transition by Translation: The Dutch Traffic Intelligence Innovation Cascade Bonno Pel, Geert Teisman and Frank Boons 13. The Emergent Role of User Innovation in Reshaping Traveler Information Services Glenn Lyons, Juliet Jain, Val Mitchell and Andrew May 14. Innovation in Public Transport Reg Harman, Wijnand Veeneman and Peter Harman 15. Intermodal Personal Mobility: A Niche Caught Between Two Regimes Graham Parkhurst, Rene Kemp, Marc Dijk and Henrietta Sherwin 16. Findings, Conclusions and Assessments of Sustainability Transitions in Automobility Frank Geels, Geoff Dudley and Rene Kemp

ISBN: 9780415885058
ISBN-10: 0415885051
Series: Routledge Studies in Sustainability Transitions
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 394
Published: 30th January 2012
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.66
Edition Number: 1