The Transport Debate (Policy and Politics in the Twenty-First Century) (Paperback)

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The Transport Debate (Policy and Politics in the Twenty-First Century) (Paperback)

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Responding to increased public awareness of transportation issues and the sustainability concerns they raise, The Transport Debate offers an accessible look at how we have arrived at the transportation systems we have today. Covering both local and global issues, Jon Shaw and Iain Docherty balance a celebration of the advantages that modern transportation systems have brought with a critical look at the many poor conceptions and executions of transportation policy. Centering their study around the notion of the journey, they follow the fictitious Smith family on a trip, documenting the many transportation issues they face and explaining how those issues have come about, what policy trade-offs were responsible for them, and what can be done to fix them. 
Jon Shaw is professor of geography at Plymouth University.

Iain Docherty is head of management and professor of public policy and governance at the University of Glasgow.
Product Details ISBN: 9781847428561
ISBN-10: 1847428568
Publisher: Policy Press
Publication Date: February 15th, 2014
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: Policy and Politics in the Twenty-First Century
“A good introduction to transport in the United Kingdom. . . . Planners and policy makers could benefit from considering the ideas put forward, and the text will provide a good starting point for student seminar discussions.”
— Urban Studies