Automobility in Transition?: A Socio-Technical Analysis of Sustainable Transport

1st Edition

Frank W. Geels, René Kemp, Geoff Dudley, Glenn Lyons

Routledge
Published December 21, 2011
Reference - 394 Pages - 40 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415885058 - CAT# Y111454
Series: Routledge Studies in Sustainability Transitions

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Summary

Is the automobility regime experiencing a transition towards sustainability? To answer that question, this book investigates stability and change in contemporary transport systems. It makes a socio-technical analysis of transport systems, exploring the strategies and beliefs of crucial actors such as car manufacturers, local and national governments, citizens, car drivers, transport planners and civil society. Two guiding questions are: Will we see a greening of cars, based on technological innovations that sustain the existing car-based system? Or is something more radical desirable and likely, such as the development of travel regimes in which car use is less dominant?

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