The Politics of Mobility
Transport Planning, the Environment and Public Policy
By (author) Geoff Vigar
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Politics of Mobility by Geoff Vigar
Book DescriptionTransport 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415259170
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Spon Press
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Geoff Vigar
Planning, Governance and Spatial Strategy in Britain, Hardback (June 2000)» View all books by Geoff Vigar
Deploying empirical evidence, this book makes a contribution to understanding the emergence of more localised governance in England and the importance of place, space and territory in the 1990s, with particular reference to the role of spatial planning systems.
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Author Biography - Geoff Vigar
Geoff Vigar is a Lecturer in Town and Country Planning at the University of Newcastle. His research career has focused on the interface between land-use planning, transport and environmental sustainability.
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