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

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2002-01-11
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Examines the idea that a "predict and provide" approach is being displaced by an emergent "new realism" in transport planning. This shift entails the development of demand management as a potential new discourse for the discipline with implications for the relevance of this discourse in wider governance contexts. The book presents case studies of local transport policy-making and in-depth analysis of UK national transport policy in the period 1987-2000 to highlight how policy was promoted and resisted. Unlike other contemporary studies of transport policy-making, it does this through pioneering a detailed methodological and theoretical framework derived from the social and political sciences.

Table of Contents

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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