Transport Policy and the Environment: Six Case Studies

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Overview

Transport, in particular the motor vehicle, is a major source of environmental disruption and, in the developed world, accounts for thirty percent of energy consumption. In most countries, transport policy is a major government concern, yet it is rare for decisions to be made outside a narrow set of sectoral considerations.

This book, commissioned by the OECD, looks at seven countries; the UK, the USA, West Germany, France, The Netherlands, Greece and Italy. Each case demonstrates, in different ways, the problems in transport policies produced by the failure is a consequence of departmental division: transport, the environment, the exchequer, etc. all have their own, quite separate ministries. Here, a group of economists have demonstrated both the folly of such partial ways of thinking and, in writing their critiques of specific disaster, have provided models for ways forward. Originally published in 1990

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844079834
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/28/2009
  • Series: Energy and Infrastructure Set Series
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 222
  • Product dimensions: 0.62 (w) x 0.92 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Table of Contents

Notes on the contributors
Preface
Tables
1. Introduction
Jean-Philippe Barde and Kenneth Button
2. The United States
Elizabeth Deakin
3. The Federal Republic of Germany
Un'ch Blum and Werner Rottengatter
4. France
Claude Lamure and Emile Quinet
5. The Netherlands
Jaap Vleuget, Henk van Gent and Peter Nijkamp
6. Greece
Maria Giaoutzi and Leonidas Damianides
7. Italy
Marco Ponti and Man'a Rosa Vittadini
Index

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