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The Politics of Mobility : Transport Planning, the Environment and Public Policy - Geoff Vigar

The Politics of Mobility

Transport Planning, the Environment and Public Policy

Paperback Published: 25th October 2001
ISBN: 9780415259170
Number Of Pages: 256

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Transport issues are critically embedded in everyday life. For this very reason, ways of addressing such issues are almost always hugely politically contentious, as a quick glance at local and national media will testify. Such contentiousness is growing as ever increasing mobility for many in western society has led to a critical examination of the fundamental basis by which transport issues are considered in government and beyond. Despite the strength of this examination, the implementation of new approaches to dealing with transport issues has proved deeply problematic. The Politics of Mobility pioneers a methodological and theoretical framework derived from the social and political sciences to shed light on the complexities of dealing with these issues. It mobilises three case studies that highlight the realpolitik of dealing with such concerns for students, practitioners, researchers and activists.

The Conceptual Framework and Historical Context
Introduction: Transport, Environmental Sustainability and Public Policy
Analysing Transport Policy
Transport Policy in Historical Context
The Policy Discourses Of Transport Planning: The Contradictions and Crisis of 'Predict and Provide'
Transport Planning Practice: 3 Case Studies
Explaining Policy Continuity in the Red Rose County
Birmingham and the West Midlands: Pioneering The 'New Realism'?
Learning To Do Things Differently in Kent
Discussion and Conclusions
Explaining Policy Change: The Rise and Fall of a Policy Paradigm
Conclusions: Looking to the Future for Transport Planning
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ISBN: 9780415259170
ISBN-10: 0415259177
Series: Transport, Development and Sustainability
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 25th October 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1