Aviation Infrastructure Performance: A Study in Comparative Political Economy

Aviation Infrastructure Performance: A Study in Comparative Political Economy

by Clifford Winston
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0815793944

ISBN-13: 9780815793946

Pub. Date: 05/28/2008

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

Aviation performance is an important cog in modern globalized economies, which demand flexibility, mobility, efficiency, and dependability. Airport delays have gone from being a nuisance to being a salient public concern, drawing the ire of even the White House. In this important book, international transportation experts compare and contrast how different nations

Overview

Aviation performance is an important cog in modern globalized economies, which demand flexibility, mobility, efficiency, and dependability. Airport delays have gone from being a nuisance to being a salient public concern, drawing the ire of even the White House. In this important book, international transportation experts compare and contrast how different nations have managed their airports and air traffic control systems and how well they are meeting the needs of their people. The book's cross-national approach encompasses several different institutional arrangements, making it a timely and valuable study in comparative political economy. Among the countries studied, the United States is sometimes seen as a bastion of free markets, at the forefront of airline deregulation, but its airports and air traffic control system are publicly owned and operated. The same is true in continental Europe, for the most part. In contrast, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Canada are experimenting with privatization, while even mainland China is allowing the private sector to participate in airport ownership. Which methods work best, and under what circumstances? This book provides the answers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815793946
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Publication date:
05/28/2008
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction   Clifford Winston   Gines de Rus     1
The United States and Continental Europe
Delayed! U.S. Aviation Infrastructure Policy at a Crossroads   Steven A. Morrison   Clifford Winston     7
The European Union: Evolution of Privatization, Regulation, and Slot Reform   David Gillen   Hans-Martin Niemeier     36
Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Canada
Airport Policy in Australia and New Zealand: Privatization, Light-Handed Regulation, and Performance   Peter Forsyth     65
Airport Planning and Regulation in the United Kingdom   Anne Graham     100
Airport Policy in Canada: Limitations of the Not-for-Profit Governance Model   Michael W. Tretheway   Robert Andriulaitis     136
China and Developing Countries
Airport Policy and Performance in Mainland China and Hong Kong   Anming Zhang   Andrew Yuen     159
Air Transportation Infrastructure in Developing Countries: Privatization and Deregulation   Kenneth Button     193
Synthesis and Conclusions   Clifford Winston   Gines de Rus     222
Contributors     225
Index     227

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